Breaking Free After A Breakup

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Devotional

How Do I Overcome the Disappointment? 


When you first get out of a relationship, the last thing you want to hear is, “God has better plans for you”. While healing from a break-up, it’s hard to understand why things didn’t go your way. You believe that if that relationship worked out, you'd truly be happy. Even if the relationship wasn’t the best, it was good enough for you to invest in, but now you have...nothing. You fed the relationship as if it was your child and invested so much time, just to have...nothing.


It’s hard to believe that your broken heart is a part of your loving Father's plan for you. Why is He allowing this to happen to you? Isaiah 43: 18-19 says “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be Alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” (MSG) In order for God’s plan to come through, something has to break. Trust that God’s plan for your life is breaking through the walls of everything that was restricting your potential from being released. Do you not “see” what God is doing? He said He is doing a new thing in your life but the old has to go, to make room for the new to come. You may have thought that the old was the best you’ll ever get, but God knows your life from beginning to end. Therefore, He knows if you’re settling or if now is not the right time.  


A piñata, when broken, explodes with treats. Likewise you, broken hearted, can explode with a depth of power unfamiliar to this world. Of course its difficult to see the new thing that God is doing! With the disappointment you are feeling, why wouldn’t it be?  To you, this break up feels like the end of the road for your love life. You might think that no one will ever love you, that you’ll be alone forever, or that you’re not good enough for a lasting relationship. Meanwhile, God sees this as the beginning of true love for you; a time when you learn to receive His love, to truly love yourself, and to then love those around you as you ought to.