When your heart is in a million little pieces, let God put it back together.
Everyone has felt the pain of a broken heart. It can be painful, long-lasting, depressing and ruin your self-confidence. However, it does not always have to be a terrible ordeal. In fact, it can be a great time to learn more about you and grow as an individual and in your faith.
God is there for you when your heart feels like it is shattered into a million little pieces. The most important first step anyone can do during their time of sorrow is turn to Him! God will not only fix your broken heart, He will open it up to the amazing things life has to offer for your future. You will learn to trust in His plan for you. God works in mysterious and awesome ways!
Here are the seven ways that God can heal your broken heart. You just have to let Him in!
1. Surrender to Him
God is our Creator. The Bible tells us how God heals, restores and gives life – even to those who feel lost and hopeless inside. The devil, on the other hand, is aiming to tear your soul down after a rough heartbreak and when you are in a vulnerable place. In each decision following a bad breakup, you are making a choice to submit to God or to the devil. If you choose to submit yourself to God, He will be there to help strengthen you and raise you up. By obeying His word, reading the Bible and making a commitment to Him – God will provide you with the tools necessary to move on and grow.
2. Confess Your Sins, and Let Go
Have you taken a step back and honestly examined what happened with the relationship? Try to remove yourself from prejudice and grudges and see if you can identify the role you may have had in the demise of the relationship. If you allow yourself to find the sins and problems, you will be able to grow and learn from them. Ask God for His forgiveness and He will in turn help you learn to forgive. Do not dwell for long on what you did wrong or what the other person did wrong. Simply ask for forgiveness of your actions and let go of any resentment and bitterness you are holding onto. Give the anxiety up to the Lord.
3. Friends and Mentors
Sometimes, breakups mean that you lose friends, family or mentors. God will be there for you during these losses, and He will put new people in your life that will show you there is always hope, even for a heart you feel has been broken beyond repair! God works in mysterious ways, so be open to new friends and get yourself active in your church or community. You never know who God is working through to help you. He will send people that will help you simply appreciate life as it is, despite the sadness you may feel. If you are struggling finding someone to talk to, don’t be afraid to ask God for guidance.
4. Don’t Give into Anger
When we are deeply hurt our go-to emotion is typically anger. It’s important not to give into your hateful desires! It can be tempting to complain, argue and slander the relationship to anyone who will listen to you. Jesus Christ suffered the cruelest injustice through His death on the cross, however He did not protest or talk badly about His accusers. Instead, He asked God to forgive those who hurt them. Follow in Jesus’ example! Let go of the anger and instead ask the Lord to forgive those who hurt you. Ask God to lead those onto a better path and pray that they are able to find God in their life.
5. Welcome Joy in
After a hard relationship ending, it may seem like the pain will never be gone. However, through God you will be able to slowly bring back more joy into your life. God will help remove all the bitterness in your heart and replace it with joy, gratitude and peace. God does not let things happen that you are unable to handle, so take the time to reflect on the relationship as a learning opportunity. Appreciate how God’s plan for you to struggle during this time will only help you to grow into a better person who is more appreciative in their day-to-day life.
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6. Witness to His Love
After a breakup, you have the opportunity to become a witness and living testimony to God’s powerful and healing love. Embrace this opportunity! When you allow God to heal your broken heart, you will begin to see your life from a new perspective. You will understand how to love more selflessly, find courage to face each new day, and come to understand that only God’s true love could fill your empty love tank. You will come to understand the verse “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Let Him into your life and build a more meaningful relationship with Him. Then, you will see the amazing healing power of His love.
7. He Offers You a Perfect Love
God has a perfect love. When you allow God to heal your broken heart, you allow Him to embrace you and love you the way only He could. You may feel scared and broken still, however with time the fear will begin to vanish. God’s healing power is in His perfect love, a perfect love that casts out all doubts, fears and anxiety. By embracing this love you are embracing God for the divine creator He is. He will come through for you, as God will never leave your side.
8. When you have a broken heart, you can turn to God in order to begin to heal.
God will never leave your side and He will hold you even during the darkest moments. Look around for signs from Him and see what miracles He places in your life as you move forward!
How can I heal from the hurt of a broken relationship?
The world is full of people with broken hearts, broken spirits, and broken relationships. The pain of a broken relationship includes a very real sense of personal loss, not unlike bereavement. Sometimes the hurt is so great it prevents people from functioning properly and, in extreme cases, can result in mental breakdown or even a desire to commit suicide. The world puts forward various ways to assuage the pain: taking antidepressants, writing an angry letter and tearing it up, going on a shopping spree, getting a makeover, etc. Some advocate the power of positive thinking. The most common “cure” is time. While the intensity of a heartbreak may wane over time, only a child of God can experience complete recovery because only the Christian has access to the power of the Spirit of God, the One who “heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
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A broken relationship can be the source of many negative emotions. Christians understand the futility of allowing their emotions to guide them. Jesus Christ has blessed us with every spiritual blessing and has made us accepted in Him (Ephesians 1:3, 6). This acceptance transcends all feelings of rejection we may have because it is not based on “hope so” but on “know so.” We know that God has accepted us because God’s Word tells us so, and as we appropriate this truth by faith, it changes our hearts and lives.