There is no shame in admitting that a relationship didn’t work out. Just because a relationship failed doesn’t mean that you failed. It just means that it wasn’t meant to be. 

If being freshly single still pinches your heart and makes you feel lonely, it’s important to remember that God is always with us. Even though our relationships may end, He is still there for us. He is with us every step of the way. He can help us through the tough times and give us strength when we need it most. 

Keep in mind that the Lord doesn’t want us to be alone. He has a plan for everyone and everything happens for a reason— even break-ups. He wants us to find someone who will truly love and cherish us for who we are. He will help us overcome the pain and fear that’s holding us back from loving anew. Therefore, if we are feeling lonely or lost after a break-up, we should turn to Him for guidance. He will help us find our way back to happiness.

If you’re still holding onto anger or resentment, then it’s time to pick yourself up, let go, and move on. Being bitter about a lost love will only take its toll on you and your chances of finding a better half. Let God guide you toward the right love story with these verses:

Philemon 1:15 NIV

Perhaps the reason he was separated from you for a little while was that you might have him back forever—

Romans 12:2 NIV

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Proverbs 13:20 NIV

Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.

1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

Ephesians 4:32 NIV

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Proverbs 27:6 NIV

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.

1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Philippians 3:13 NIV

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.

Ephesians 1:11 NIV

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

1 Peter 4:8 NIV

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.