Some of you may remember a song from the 60's by Jimmy Ruffin....What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?" Some of the lines of the song say things like the need to find peace of mind, I'll be searching everywhere.
Here are a few things that happen to the brokenhearted. They cry. They pray. They trust in the Lord with all their hearts, and lean not upon their on understanding.....Proverbs 3:5....because in their human hearts and minds, they do not understand.
They do not understand why their prodigal child who know what's right, chooses wrong. They do not know what should be said to the prodigal's growing children, your beloved grandchildren.
The MUST put on the full armor of God or they will go nuts. They MUST not trust in their imaginations and continually wonder not only what's happening, but what they could have done to make this turn out differently.
For more than half his life, my much loved child has been an addict. Sadly, the love of the drug is stronger than the love of his parents, his children, anyone who loves him. He seems to love the drug more.
What becomes of the brokenhearted? They live in homes like ours. They attempt to go about life with a smile, business as usual, but their child is never far from their minds. They pray. They are able to put their arms and hearts around other parents with similar problems.