Breaking Free From Heartbreak
Dealing with heartbreak is never easy. When you have given your heart to someone and it comes back in pieces, it can be tough to remain positive about love and relationships. But, no matter how many times you endure heartbreak, you must remain optimistic. How do you do that? By taking the necessary time to heal after a relationship ends. Turn that pain over to God, and let God give you the soothing balm of time and healing.
You will most likely date more than just one person in your life and have more than just one relationship. So, dealing with heartbreak will likely happen more than once as well. By taking the time to heal after a relationship ends, you’re also teaching yourself how to help make your next relationship last! This is a time for you to forgive and learn how to let go of any anger, hurt or bitterness left over from the breakup.
“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.” This passage from Mark 11:25 explains the importance of forgiveness and releasing ill feelings towards others. Not only are you hurting your former mate by holding on to any anger or anxiety, but you are also hurting yourself and your relationship with the Lord.
“But now faith, hope, and love remain — these three. The greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 is a great resource for you when you feel the depths of despair closing in. When your heart aches, remember there is no shortage of love in the world and there can never be a shortage of the love you feel from God.
You see, when you pray to forgive the other person, you are actually healing yourself. You are trusting God and having gratitude for your beautiful life, which affirms the possibility of a beautiful future in a new relationship. You may never know why you’re feeling such heartache, or why the breakup happened in the first place. Whatever the reason, trust that the Lord has a plan for you.
The Lord has given you the gift of this relationship, and yes, even this breakup, to teach forgiveness, compassion and faith, among other things. God has special plans for each and every one of us, and we are a gift to one another. Celebrate that gift through faith, healing and eventually, the joy of a new relationship.
“Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this: he will make your righteousness go forth as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun” (Psalms 37:5-6).
It will be difficult when your ex begins to date again, or if they find a new partner. Hopefully at that point, you will have given yourself the necessary time to heal and found forgiveness if necessary. If you can truly feel happiness for your former partner, then you have a greater shot at finding happiness for yourself.
“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.” Read Proverbs 3:13 if you’re in need for additional guidance or just some soul-filling nourishment.