“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18
Has someone you care about ever caused you to feel the pain of a broken heart? It could be a family member, spouse, or close friend. Having your heart broken can be one of the most excruciating experiences imaginable, leaving you wondering whether the pain will ever end. However, we’re here to reassure you that God can take your pain and turn it into something beautiful. Whether the pain you’re experiencing now is recent or old and hasn’t gone away, the question now is how you can get through it.
Four ways to start healing your broken heart:
Surrender your pain to God.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
When your suffering becomes too great to bear on your own, give it to God. He said in His Word that if you come to Him and give Him all your burdens, He will give you rest. Because of this, know that God is a secure haven whenever you’re feeling emotionally vulnerable, regardless of the source of your distress. So take heart! God loves you so much more than you know. He is always there for you and will be by your side, no matter what you face. Come to God in prayer and submit your broken heart to Him; He will restore you.
Saturate your mind and heart with the Word of God.
“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.” In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! “I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
You may have found yourself questioning God a lot. Why me? Why do I have to go through this pain? The answers to these questions can be found in the Bible. There are several passages in there that can help you heal from your hurt and pain. By reading and obeying His word, God will supply you with the skills you need to continue forward and grow.
Receive God’s restoration.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3
The Japanese practice of “kintsugi,” in which shards of shattered pottery are rejoined using gold, is based on the belief that a work of art can be made stronger and more beautiful by accepting its flaws and imperfections. God, like a Kintusgi artist, will make something beautiful out of your shattered life. To experience God’s healing, all you need to do is accept His invitation into your heart.
Welcome the joy back into your life.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
After suffering the agony of a broken heart and allowing God to mend it, it is time to reopen your heart and bring joy back into your life. You can’t protect your heart from further pain by closing it up. Ask God to help you erase all bitterness from your heart and replace it with joy, peace, and gratitude.
Anyone who has gone through the agony of having their heart broken can overcome it. Surrender your pain to God and allow Him to heal your broken heart. In addition, immersing yourself in the Bible is helpful. There are many Bible verses on the Bible Portal that can help you get over the heartbreak you’re experiencing. After you’ve healed, you should let yourself feel the joys and pleasures that life has to offer. Only then will you be able to move on and grow from your experiences.