You thought you had it right this time. You thought that, this time, it was forever. You just didn’t realize forever would end this soon.
Your friends try to comfort you. They tell you it wasn’t your fault. They say you couldn’t have done anything to change what happened. They encourage you to pick yourself up and “get out there” again.
But you’re still reeling. You’re still thinking of ways to get back to the love you two once had. You blame yourself for the little things you should or shouldn’t have said. You think, Maybe if I had listened more. Maybe if I had tried harder. Maybe if I had been different—maybe then I would have been enough to make them stay.
It’s easy to feel like an abject failure when relationships fail. It’s tempting to sink into dark spirals of self-doubt and hopelessness. You might wonder if you’ll ever find true love.
Amidst your pain, God’s Word offers you hope. The Bible doesn’t promise that you won’t still feel pain. It doesn’t say that you won’t struggle with the ache of a shattered heart. But it does tell you these wonderful truths about God’s love and care for you:
- God is with you in your pain, even in the depths of your despair.
Even if I go through the deepest darkness,
I will not be afraid, LORD,
for you are with me.
Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me. — Psalm 23:4 (GNTD)
- Although life feels uncertain, God is in control.
Your word, O LORD, will last forever;
it is eternal in heaven.
Your faithfulness endures through all the ages;
you have set the earth in place, and it remains.
All things remain to this day because of your command,
because they are all your servants. — Psalm 119:89-91 (GNTD)
- God’s love for you is good.
The LORD is loving and merciful,
slow to become angry and full of constant love.
He is good to everyone
and has compassion on all he made. — Psalm 145:8-9 (GNTD)
- God’s love and care for you will not fade.
Where could I go to escape from you?
Where could I get away from your presence?
If I went up to heaven, you would be there;
if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
If I flew away beyond the east
or lived in the farthest place in the west,
you would be there to lead me,
you would be there to help me. — Psalm 139:7-10 (GNTD)
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