A good pair of shoes can change your outlook on the day.  It doesn’t have to be an expensive pair, just the right pair.  That favorite pair of jeans you wore with a t-shirt to the park, can become part of the perfect night- out attire with a great pair of heels.  Every man has a story to tell about his wife or significant other and their shoes. I just purchased a new pair for myself yesterday.   I do not know why we love them so much, but we do.

Ultimately the nice outfit and pretty shoes simply cover the outward appearance.  We may feel better in one outfit over another, but neither can repair the damage of a broken heart. So often we try to use worldly things to mend heart issues.  Even the love of a spouse can’t fill the gaping hole left by unforgiveness.  Material things cannot fill the void that darkness inhabits in the hardened heart.

Why is it so hard to turn to the helper?   Why do we not want to give up the hurts we carry like Miss America banners across our hearts?  Maybe we are simply afraid of losing ourself in the process.  Maybe we are afraid He won’t accept us for who we are, right now.  Broken, battered, and lifeless.  Here is where the story starts to get good….He wants us just the way we are. I can still remember the broken down me, the me that made me sick, being told by God that I was loved, forgiven, and part of the family. No questions asked. The wilted flower, given a sip of living water.  But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (John 4:14)

Truer words have never been spoken.  One of God’s many promises to his children.  A promise he has acted upon in my life, and will do the same for you.  All you have to do is drink.  He does the rest.  Don’t let your broken heart, unfulfilled dreams, and disappointments keep you from reaching for the cup.  It only takes one sip of Jesus to change your entire life.  Your Jimmy Choo’s won’t know what hit them.