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Hope for the Heartbroken

It was over. It should have been over a long time ago but only now, after months of disappointments and acquiescence, was I ready to admit it. As I folded myself into one corner of my oversized couch, a friend on the other end of the phone consoled me with words that she had no idea were a promise spoken by Jesus in the Gospels. Something greater, she said.

Not something better, not something different, something greater.

She reminded me that there was something and someone greater for me than this relationship would have me believe. That God’s plans for my life were greater. That I had greater worth. She spoke life and hope over me when I felt that my only shot at love and happiness had just slipped through my fingers.

Jesus told the Pharisees—not just once, but many times in Scripture—that something greater was in their midst. It’s easy to read about their spiritual blindness with a critical eye, but I’m as unseeing as they are at times. Their Savior was standing right in front of them and they didn’t recognize Him, just as my hope-filled future was still unfolding before me but I struggled to see it. At times, I still do.

But whether I perceive it or not, it’s there, like the steady reassuring words of Jesus. Something greater is in our midst—mine and yours—because Jesus is always in our midst. Always available, totally present to us, ever patient and full of understanding. He is the fulfillment of the promise we’ve been waiting for, the answer to all of our yet unmet longings. He is our something greater.

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Beth Davis is a lover of Jesus, a recently retired youth minister, and the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts. Her favorite things include being an aunt to her five fantastic niece and nephews, the Saint Name Generator, and whatever book she’s currently reading. You can find out more about her here. She is the author of our Blessed Conversations: God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit study found here

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    Laura Villarreal
    July 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    “She reminded me that there was something and someone greater for me than this relationship would have me believe. That God’s plans for my life were greater. That I had greater worth. She spoke life and hope over me when I felt that my only shot at love and happiness had just slipped through my fingers.” This was too real for me! I know this feeling too well. Thank you for sharing!

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    Sara
    July 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I have been feeling stuck in life and at my present job. I’m living somewhere where I have few friends and feel very alone. Thank you for the reminder that God is here with me and that even though I don’t know what my next step is, His power is working through this situation to redeem my circumstances. There are things to learn here, & while it’s not what I want right now, this situation is not a surprise to God. He holds my future and I can trust that He has a plan

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    Cathy
    July 20, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    There is a special kind of pain that accompanies the wistfulness of “if only”… the letting go and slow sorrowful acceptance of laying down that dream that is not ours to hold even when the truth of Something Greater is a blessed consolation. Hugs and prayers!

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