In my work, I spend a lot of time talking through the various ways you can experience healing after the trauma of heartbreak. And one of my biggest claims is that God and God alone is your healer. I have said over and over again that the resources of faith are what bring you healing. Your faith in God is what carries you through the darkest of moments. And it is time spent in God’s presence that begins the healing process. So how do you do it? How do you get close to God and begin to experience healing?
- Make getting close to God a priority in your life by spending time with God daily. This could be a simple prayer, reading a Scripture, or a daily devotional.
- Nurture your prayer life. Talk to God on a daily basis. And be honest. Real relationship is based on honest sharing. No faking. No pretense. Just truth.
- Join a faith community. Faith is personal, yes, but it is also communal. We don’t experience God in a vacuum. Being part of a church family gives you companionship, resources, guidance, nurturing, and accountability. So don’t leave that part out. It won’t be perfect, but it will be vital to your growth. You can’t figure it all out on your own.
- Get a mentor (or a few) in the faith, someone who you can share openly and honestly with as you grow and who can pour into you, pray with you and stand with you. They can be there to guide you as you are seeking God’s face, and answer questions as you grow.
- Make time for worship. God inhabits the praises of God’s people. So be sure that you are finding time for personal and corporate worship of God. God is our creator, healer, sustainer and is indeed worthy of our adoration.
More than anything, know this: God desire relationship with you. God is literally love exemplified and wants nothing more than to be close to you. No need to let that scare you. God’s loving presence is healing, forgiveness, hope, joy, and peace. Nothing you’ve done can separate you from God’s love for you. So reach out for it. it is the beginning of your journey to happier, healed, and whole you.