When we have no will or desire to be interested in anything, or when we feel devastated by some great loss, the pain goes deep. It can feel like it is breaking our “bones” (Proverbs 17:22 Proverbs 17:22A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
American King James Version×). There are reasons that a person can descend in a downward spiral until they have lost all hope. Loss of a loved one, financial disaster, great anxieties, smashed plans and dreams, or a childhood that did not teach how to weather storms may be some of the reasons.
We know a merry heart does good, but how do you have a merry heart when you feel all is lost? One help is a good friend who can understand, accept you as you are and stand with you in the time of trouble. A good word spoken at the right time, in the right manner and in sincerity can do much good (Proverbs 12:25 Proverbs 12:25Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.
American King James Version×). Broken spirits can be mended, but that healing is almost impossible without some help. We are social creatures and we thrive on love and acceptance. Find a good friend and talk with them.