How to get over a broken heart
At a certain level you know you’re not alone. There is a small voice in your head that tells you you are not the first and certainly not the last person to suffer from a broken heart. Even the fact that your heart aches proves you’re still alive and living things eventually heal. Even Bella in the Twilight Saga book New Moon, was slowly healing from her deeply shattered heart.
But none of that makes the current pain any less painful. Only perspective granted by time will do that.
So, as time passes, how does one gain perspective? Sometimes it helps to look at life through someone else’s eyes.
Did you know that God’s heart breaks too? It’s true. Read the book of Isaiah or Hosea some time and see just how much God aches when the people he loves (that’s each of us) turn away from him. Everything you’ve said or thought about the one who hurt you, God has said of us. In hindsight we usually find our breakups lead us eventually to a better choice. But God continues to pursue us and our love.
It’s mind boggling. We take his gifts, then use his name in vain. We give our hearts, our minds, our bodies to whatever grabs our attention, ignoring our Creator who has set aside for us the very best things for our use. So, when our hearts do get broken by those false loves, is it any wonder God uses those moments to call our names, to try to woo us back to him?
That is the lesson in Chapter 9 of Glitter in the Sun: A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga, a Bible study that uses scenes from the Twilight Saga to launch each topic. Other chapter topics include Trusting God, Self-Control and What is Sin. Glitter in the Sun: A Bible Study Searching for Truth in the Twilight Saga can be used as a personal devotional or as a small group leader’s guide. Glitter in the Sun can be purchased from this web site or from Amazon.com.