Heartache is our sorrow, pain, despair, anguish, or grief. Itís what we go through that hurts our heart because it deals with our feelings in the innermost natural way. When our heart is affected in one way or the other it goes to the core, the center of our lives where we will hurt the most. It messes with our spirit, attacks our courage and weakens our fortitude if we are not at a place in God where we are fully surrendered to Him and understand that He is the one in control of all things that pertains to the life of man. There are things in life that can take us out of this world and not only that but cause us to spend eternity in hell. We have to become heartless; insensitive to the things in the earth that causes us heartache.
If we remain a penitent child before God we confess our faults to him, we repent of the sin we have done and come in a humble way to Him for the help we need to take us through whatever it is that comes to hinder the Work of God. Psalm 34:18 the Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalm 145:18-19 the Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him; he also will hear their cry, and will save them. Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds. Matthew 5:4 blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.
David we all know had an affair with another manís wife. He tried to cover it up in his own way and sinned a sin that had judgment attached to it. He lied, stole, and deceived; he did all that Satan is. These things Satan is; a liar, a thief, and a deceiver. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy but Jesus came that we might have eternal life. Satan uses his weapons of hatred for man taking his place in the heart of God against us. His real issue is with God but if we allow him he will use us to do his evil bidding. This hurts the heart of God. Bathsheba became pregnant and her husband was off to war. The baby was not his and his honor to what he believed in cost him his life. David brought him home from war to sleep with his wife but he refused because all the other men at war didnít have the same privilege. Knowing that he did not go in to his wife David ordered him to be put on the front line where he would be killed. What deception.
David lamented later about the death of his son with Bathsheba. The baby that was conceived in their sin was taken by the Lord. David broke Godís heart in his treacherous acts after the initial act. He was wrong but afterwards he allowed evil to be done. Instead of him taking his problem to the Lord and letting God deal with it he handled it himself. His handling of the situation himself cost him the life of his son and his planned vision to build Godís Temple. There are consequences for sin in our lifetime. David was an anointed King chosen by God. God brought him through many battles victorious; he was a great warrior but this one overtook David because he didnít take it to the Lord in prayer. He did those things that displeased God
Saul put David over the men of war and did a great job but why couldnít he take the death of his son? David was a merciful man, a praise worshipper and anointed to play an instrument to cast off the demons of the people. What happen to this great man? David got prideful and forgot to go to God and repent of his sin. He didnít realize the serious nature of what he had done when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. He didnít realize the seriousness of trying to hide the sin or putting Uriah on the front line to die. David then married Bathsheba to the displeasure of the Lord. Because of pride of overcoming this battle in his own strength David never took it to the Lord until he was rebuked, convicted and punished for his sins through the death of the baby boy born to him and his new wife.
Not only did their baby boy die after they were able to see him, touch him, feel him, woo over him, kiss him, and enjoy the pleasure of a newborn but Davidís son Absalom had his brother Amnon killed after he raped his sister Tamar. David too had to flee for his life when Absalom overtook his house. The seed of the sin of the fathers falls upon the children if there is no true repentance. Although David loved God and God loved him he still did not escape Godís wrath over the sin he committed. David was Godís choice, chosen. To whom much is given, much is required. David finally took the heartache he had to the Lord in prayer.
We are to go to God before we end up a mess. When we look at Job with the instance of his children and servants we see a man that a lot happened very quickly that he had not control over. One by one his servant that was left alive came and told him of his people being killed. Job didnít know he had been picked out to be picked on. He didnít know that God had put confidence in him not cursing Him. Job did not know the bet the Devil made in him challenging God for Jobís soul.
Job dwelt in the land of Uz. All of his children died in a day with servants also. It was assumed that Job had sinned by his friends although Job was an upright man and of excellent character. He had a reputation of being honest, good, outstanding, moral, ethical, righteous, pure and true. Job was a just man and walked before God with upright principles. He took everything to God in prayer. How dare his friends question his integrity with God? They questioned him concerning the reasons for his suffering and of the solution of the problem. Job knew that true religion is not based on selfish motives and considerations or being ready to give an answer to the questions man may have concerning your relationship with God. His friends asked him if he served God for nought considering what has happened. Job realized that calamities are not always the result of sin. Job as sick as he was went to God, and not only that prayed for his friends.
Job a princely and a wealthy man was suddenly cast down to poverty and misery, deprived of his children and his property, stricken with a terrible disease, forsaken and insulted by his wife and friends, but after all his disappointments and sufferings, a most severe trial of his faith and patience, he was restored to more than his former position and happiness. He was a model of faith and a true example of patience and endurance.
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts. The right response to what we are going through is important. It determines where we are in our walk with God. We must know that we know and learn how to take the heartaches to the Lord. Itís not what we go through but how we go through it. We can tell what is in the heart of man by the reactions they present to calamities and suffering. As a man thinks in his heart so is he. As a man speaks what he says comes from his heart; man has been warned in Hebrews 3:8 to harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. God searches the heart, tries the reins to give every man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings. David didnít take his heartache to God until after his son died but Job went immediately to the Lord for answers and accepted what God allowed.