Having a broken heart leads you down a road of pain and could ruin your confidence. It is even possible to go into depression from being brokenhearted if you remain that way for too long. The good news we have as Christians is that God promises to mend broken hearts.
If you feel like your heart is broken into a million pieces, God can bring all those pieces together. How do you reclaim your heart after a major heartbreak? Work with God to mend your heart. We will show you a few ways to do this in this post.
Working with God to Reclaim Your Heart
If you’ve got a broken heart, it could be difficult finding your next step. You are at a crossroads with no clue of where to turn. God is faithful, and He wants to help you reclaim your heart. Continue reading to learn how to work with Him to mend your broken heart.
Accept that God knows you are hurting
When your heart is broken, you are likely to feel isolated, left alone with no one looking in your direction. It feels like there is no help coming from any quarters, and soon, you’d slip into depression. Heartbreak may result from acute loss such as the end of a romantic relationship, disappointment by a partner, or death of a loved one.
The first thing that you must do is accept that God knows that you are hurting. He feels your pain, and His arms are open wide to hold you in His embrace. While we think that God doesn’t care, it is us that turn our backs to Him. Psalms 34:18 tells us that God is close to the brokenhearted. Another Psalm explains that God heals the brokenhearted and helps to bind their wounds.
Yes, God mends broken hearts but are you willing to let Him heal yours? God never forces Himself on us, whether to do His will or fix our lives. Revelations 3:20 says He stands at the door and knocks. He will never force the door down to reach you; you’ve got to open up to Him willingly.
For God to begin His healing work on your heart, you have to surrender all to Him. Accept that you have no power to fix your heart yourself, and you need His help. Submitting all in faith puts you in a position for the healing power of God to start working in your life.
Spend time praying
The last thing most of us want to do when our hearts are broken is to pray. Instead, we prefer to wallow in pain and self-pity, but who has that helped? Broken hearts leave us vulnerable, and this is when we need God the most. As such, you should spend time praying to Him in the most sincere way possible.
What kind of prayers should you offer at this time? Below are a few examples that will help you out:
- Begin with a prayer of acknowledgement, accepting that you have a broken heart and only God can help you.
- Tell Him that He is your hope, and without Him, you can do nothing.
- A prayer of forgiveness if the broken heart results from someone hurting you.
- Ask God to show you the purpose behind the situation you are in.
- Finally, tell Him to please heal your heart.
You should find peace as you say these prayers because God will always come through for you.
Study the Word
Another thing you will find challenging to do when you have a broken heart is studying the word. But then, you must understand that the word of God is not just letters; it is God Himself (John 1:1). God’s word has creative abilities, making it a potent potion to mend your broken heart.
We fail to acknowledge when we are brokenhearted that God is close to us, and He wants to speak. If only we would listen, His words would bind the broken pieces of our hearts together. Several parts of the Bible tell us how much God wants to heal broken hearts. Search for such scripture read them, and watch how your heart gets back into shape.
You need to work with God to reclaim your heart. As mentioned earlier, He wouldn’t force His way to fix your heart. We have shown you a few things that you must do to work with God to mend your broken heart. Don’t forget to check out other articles on GodKulture as we continue in the “Reclaim” series.