How to Heal a Broken Heart

All of us have experienced heartbreaks. They can be quite tragic, and though they may not end your life, they can stop some people from living life.

It may be a broken heart over a family member going astray. It may be a broken heart over someone you were expecting to marry, but then you were jilted. It may be a broken heart over a missed job promotion. Basically, a broken heart can happen when your heart is set on something or someone and you were jilted.

The question is not if you will experience a broken heart, but when.

And when it does happen, how will you heal a broken heart?

Allow me to suggest four steps to healing a broken heart. Then let the Holy Spirit apply these to your heart! Here’s what to do to survive and successfully heal when a broken heart hits you:

  1. Do Not Fear a Broken Heart

First, do not fear a broken heart. This may sound a little odd—of course we all fear getting hurt—but there’s great truth to it. Every one of us will go through one or many broken-hearted experiences. Don’t fear them; just understand that they’re a part of living life.

God knew this; that’s why Jesus came. He says so, as He tells us His purpose. Jesus said:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted” (Luke 4:18).

The very reason Jesus came was because He knew people had broken hearts. God understands a broken heart.

  1. Let Every Heartbreak Draw You Closer to God

“Trust in Him at all times … pour out your hearts to Him; for God is our refuge” (Ps. 62:8).

When heartbreak happens, let it draw you closer to God. Pour out your heart to Him and let Him become a much-needed refuge. You see, your heart will break regardless, but don’t let it break and fall in the direction of the enemy, whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. Rather, let your heart break and fall in the direction of the Lord – the One who loves and protects you.

You can choose to become one of two things: bitter or better. If you fall on the side of the enemy, you’ll surely become bitter. But if you let your heart break on the Lord, He’ll heal you and help you redeem what was meant for evil for something good. He’ll redeem your broken heart!

  1. Let God Heal Your Heart Quickly!

God heals the brokenhearted! In fact, His Word promises so:

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Ps. 147:3).

Scripture also tells us that God can “heal me and I will be healed.” That means He can do that instantly as well! However, the power of healing is up to Him. His power is unquestionable and instantly available. He can heal quickly, but you decide how quickly that will be.

Sometimes we don’t want God to heal our heart because it gives us recourse. It gives us the right to be the way we are against the person who wronged us. And it gives us an excuse to live below what we should. If you don’t let God heal your broken heart, you can develop a broken spirit.

There is a big difference between having a broken heart and having a broken spirit. We can handle a broken heart, but a broken spirit takes the wind out of your sails. It takes the wind of the Spirit out of your relationship with God.

God says a broken spirit is devastating. Never, ever let any circumstance break your spirit. In Christ, we are victorious – you are someone who has received eternal life. But when you have a broken spirit, you give up your inheritance.

You decide how long your healing will take. The more time it takes, the more vulnerable you are to a broken spirit. So let Him heal your broken heart quickly.

  1. Set Your Heart on That Which Cannot be Broken!

Set your heart on Jesus and then keep it fixed on Him forever. This will help you not to suffer a broken heart or a broken spirit. It will help you to stay strong.

“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where you treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:20-21).

Treasure Jesus more than any relationship, any promotion or any dream in the world. How do you bring all of your desires into submission and alignment? Simply by making your greatest desire Jesus. When we make Jesus our greatest treasure, then we will experience the heart of Jesus.

All of us will experience a broken heart in a broken-hearted world. But we serve and love a God who can redeem a broken heart and bring redemption to you and everyone around you. Allow Him to heal your heart today!

Comments 1

  1. I’m going through with a broken heart from a misunderstanding marriage. Very soon I will submit myself to Lord and Jesus. I can’t wait! I believe my heart will be strong and recover quickly! Reading this article bring me tears!

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