Let me start by saying THANK YOU to all of you who nominated this blog as Best Religion Blog. Your support and encouragement has helped to keep me going, especially as in recent times I have not responded to comments on my blog or visited other blogs. It is my sincere prayer that God, through this blog, will encourage you in your walk with Him, and help you realize that He is with you and you are not alone. I also thank God for the transformation that has been taking place in my life through the blog and the people I have known through this medium.
This post starts with a story about my glass. I have this set of wine glasses. To me, they are very beautiful, very precious and because they are very delicate, I handle them with care. I also pride myself that I do not break things. But on this fateful day when I was washing one of them, after I had carefully washed it, I wanted to drain water out of it when it hit the sink. It was so light a touch but my dear delicate glass was shattered to pieces. *Sigh*. I wanted to mend it myself but alas I could not. Step 6 of How To Mend A Glass Ornament says "Do not attempt to repair ornaments shattered into many pieces." As I began to pick up the scattered pieces of glasses I heard "In a similar way, do not attempt to repair a broken heart yourself."
For anyone who has experienced heartbreak, you will agree with me that the word "heartbreak" is not a figure of speech. It is the way you feel when your heart has been broken. It is a feeling of the physical shattering that comes with the feeling of rejection, feeling of worthlessness or feeling of being alone. It is quite painful if you were left for someone else. If it has happened more than once, there could be a feeling of hopelessness and fear to ever enter another relationship.
This post is specific to someone who has been heartbroken. You are still hurting and holding feelings of unforgiveness. It may appear that you have moved on, maybe you are in a relationship or even married, but there is a part of your heart that still hurts when you remember what happened that you cannot let go. It may even be affecting your perception of people who say they love you genuinely. You may have tried to heal that pain with so many things - education, work and activities, more relationships, an addiction, etc. You may have even sworn never to forgive the person who hurt you.
Today, your loving Father wants you to know, "Do not attempt to repair a broken heart yourself". God knows where and how you hurt. He knows all that transpired. You are precious to Him. To allow Him to take you to the place He wants for you, you need to let Him heal you completely. He is the Lord, who heals you. He wants to heal you in a way that leaves no scars. He wants to give you a brand new heart. He understands very well delicacy and intricacy. He wants to take you into His arms, comfort you and show you real love. He wants you to enjoy fully the relationship He is preparing for you (or the one you are in). He does not want your prayers to be held back by unforgiveness.
If you are this person and you feel the need to let go, please say this prayer:
"Heavenly Father, I am sorry that I have tried to fix my pain my own way. I am sorry for the feelings of unforgiveness I have harboured. I surrender to You, Father. Give me a new heart. Make me whole again. I forgive the person who hurt me and let go of all negative thoughts towards that person. I receive Your healing touch and loving embrace. I take Your hand and walk with You into the future You have for me. Thank You Father, In Jesus Name, Amen."
If you want to share what you've been going through or you want someone to stand with you in agreement as you pray, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will speak with you when it is most convenient for you.