How many of you out there can honestly say you’ve never been heart broken? I believe each and every one of us have experienced different kinds of heartbrokenness. Small or large scale, it’s the same thing= our hearts got broken. It can be through a disappointment when you didn’t get the job you wanted, failure because you failed your school degree, broken up with your boyfriend/girlfriend, divorce, or even unrequited love, or it can be as simple us patiently waiting for the day to end so you can go home and eat that delicious lasagna you made last night, only to find out your roommate ate it! (yeah sadly that last one does happen!)
So, Jenna, what’s the point of this post? I am curious to know how everyone deals and get over their broken hearts. I am well aware of the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. All of which happens with broken hearts as well. Give or take one or two. I want to share what helped with mine.
- Cry. A lot. Then Let it go.
Believe me it helps. Letting it all out and cry out to God. Whine to Him, complain, etc. He will not be shaken, in fact, He’s not surprised at all. At the end, choose to let it go. Let go of the pain and bitterness. Don’t let it soak you up and define you. Don’t let the failure win. Rise above. And it begins with that first decision. Because you do have to decide everyday that you choose to be better. 😉
2. Do things that cheer you up.
For me it’s a lot of things: reading, watching tv series/ youtube videos/ movies, journaling, eating (heck yeah!), and not to sound very spiritual but reading the Bible and spending hours and hours with Jesus. You can do rock climbing, computer games, traveling, singing, take up that dance lessons you’ve always wanted to do!..
Yep! Don’t lock yourself up and mope around all day. You have friends! Use them! haha. Seriously though, they are there to help you, listen to you, be with you.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Rainbow after the rain. Promise behind the pain. Hold on to HOPE. That it’s gonna be okay. Sure, it is painful now, I will never even begin to understand how much pain you carry in your heart. I have my own, you have yours, everybody carries them differently. But one thing is for sure, it’s not gonna last forever. Trust God that He has a great plan and purpose for you. That it’s gonna be better, and the best is yet to come!
And from the other side of the world, there is a friend who is praying for you.