Grief and pain can come off the heels of a shattered relationship. Either that it be your parents, your siblings, your significant other, your friends. From experience, I had found it difficult to physically maintain myself at a healthy rate. Lack of eating became an issue, as well as the countless tears that had been wasted for months.
During this period of time, I began to question everything, including my understanding of God. Maybe you can relate? Having to experience the pain of a broken relationship or the loss of a loved one.
The feelings of abandonment may leave you broken and in the need of healing. These leave you empty and feeling without purpose and simply alone. These are moments where you feel absolute vulnerability and complete uncertainty in what you believe. Within my own experience, I attempted to distract myself from my problems by surrounding myself with my peers and constant scripture and prayer. Although, instead of healing, I broke in a new possible way. I grew exhausted and started to seek comfort in the world instead. After sometime, I knew that my pain wouldn’t be uplifted going on the path that I had chosen to walk down, which lead me to recommit myself through the healing process through Christ Himself. I learned something valuable during this season, and that was that there was no way of healing unless I experienced and went through the hurt. Jeremiah 30:12;17 brought me much comfort, as it says: “12 “For thus says the Lord: ‘Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.” 17 “For I will restore health to you. And heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.” ‘ Your wounds cannot heal and will not heal through the world. But through God, there is available and guaranteed healing. I thought that what I was going through would not be curable, but then I placed my trust in the God who heals.
Prayer: “Dear Heavenly Father, as we go on with our life, I pray that we continue or begin to place our trust within you. That we realize that through our trials and our tribulations, there is a purpose and that through the healing process, we can find comfort in You. And not only that, but to also grow as an individual living for You and as to grow stronger in our relationship. Help us find great comfort in Your words of love, redemption, and hope. Let us draw nearer to you and help us hold on to a belief that there is a door of hope ahead and that You, God, deeply and passionately love us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.”