When we have been wounded emotionally and/or spiritually, we often build a wall around our hearts to protect ourselves, to keep from being hurt again. Unfortunately, the same wall that keeps out potential harm also keeps out the good, even God Himself. If we open our hearts to Him through worship, He puts all the pieces back together and bandages your broken heart. He comforts you when you mourn, and cares for you when you grieve — He bestow on you a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. When God completes the healing process, you will be transformed, better than you were before. You will be called an oak of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. It may be difficult and seem shallow at first, but keep pressing in there, the presence of the Lord will bring healing. Peace, joy and wholeness will return.
IN YOUR FIRST AID KIT:Create a playlist of worship music that ushers you into God's presence. Choose songs that bring hope, encourage you and remind you of God's promises. Include songs that touch the very depths of your heart with God's unconditional love.