When the promises of love

are first made to us,

our hearts overflow

with ecstasy.

We never dreamed such happiness

could ever be ours—

the love,

the warmth,

the acceptance,

The promise of a future

alive with excitement and joy.

But when the promises are broken,

the love vanishes,

the hope disappears,

and we feel so empty and alone.

And we wonder in despair,

“What did I say to bring about such change?

What did I do to turn away such love?

Am I not worthy of another’s love?

Am I no good at all?”

God hears those cries

of our broken hearts.

He promises to stay

especially close to us

until our hearts are mended

and our wounds are healed.