Accept that love comes with risk
But you know what? I’m not uncomfortable sharing my experiences. Why? It’s because even God experiences heartbreak. The very definition of the word is “intense and overwhelming grief, especially through disappointment in love”. We’re flawed. We’re prideful. We’re not always the most trusting of him and the path that he has for us. And because of that, sometimes we would rather do anything but trust God and his will for our lives. For him, at times, that must bring about intense and overwhelming grief…it must cause feelings of disappointment…it must be, yes, heartbreaking.
And yet one of the awe-inspiring things about the Lord is that he keeps on loving and forgiving and believing anyway. And so, being that I personally believe that I am made in the image of my Creator, I strive to do the same. I John 4:8 tells us that God is love. As his child, I am to be a love representative for him, meaning, I have to strive to “be love” too. No matter what.
My personal journey has revealed to me that when you accept that love comes with risk and one of those risks is heartbreak, it makes you recover from heartbreak with a clearer head, a more mature approach and a willing spirit---to love again. And so, since heartbreak is something that I’m pretty familiar with, I just wanted to take out a moment to share with you some things I’ve learned when it comes to how to truly and fully heal from it.