A Story Of Hurt And Healing

broken heartSeveral months ago, we asked you to tell us your story. We want to know how God has worked in your life this year, and we want to pass those stories on to our readers so that they can be encouraged, inspired, and challenged.

“God is My Healer” was brave enough to share her story. In many ways, it’s a classic tale. Girl meets boy. Boy falls in love. But there has not been a fairy tale ending. Been there? Done that? If so, may this story remind you who you can trust your heart to.

I wanted to share my personal story with you. For the past three years I have been going through a really difficult time in my life. I let myself “fall in love” with a guy from my church who has not loved me in return. Well, the reason I kept pursuing my feelings toward him was because I thought he had mutual feelings for me. For three years I constantly obsessed over him, dreamed about him, and thought hundreds of thoughts about him. It went on and on and on until God stopped me. I won’t go into every detail, but I will say that these times were the most difficult times in my life. I am twenty years old, and experiencing such hardships at this age is overwhelming and painful.

The reason I led myself to believe he loved me back was because he showed many signs toward me. I was at a point in life where I strongly believed he was my soul mate and I couldn’t image life without him or with anyone else. He meant the world to me and so at that time, I had already given my heart away to him and pushed God to the side.

Don’t get me wrong—I prayed daily about us and if it was God’s will for us to be together, but I did not let God work things out. Instead, I took every opportunity to do what I wanted and what I thought was best for me.

This year was the hardest for me because I had to go through such difficulties that I thought God has left me. This year was the year when my dreams shattered and my hope for the best future was gone. It turned out that this guy has never liked me because he already liked another girl who was the total opposite of me. When I found out all the truth, I was completely shocked. I cried for a very long time not knowing what was going to happen to me from that point on.

Looking back now, I understand that God was beside me holding my hand and healing me through every tear. God led me through this trial because He knew it would make me stronger. He knew this would strengthen my faith in Him and Him alone.

It has been about six months since everything happened, and through every situation I faced God has showed His mercy and love to me in so many ways. I get tears thinking about this all, but these tears are tears of joy and hope that God has given me. I strongly believe that God is writing my own love story right now and when He is finished, He will open it up to me. I am still healing day by day, but now I am free from this obsession.

I have so much time right now to spend with God, it is just simply amazing. God loves me so much more than any guy would ever love me. I have faith that God’s plans for my life are better than my own. If I remain faithful to Him, He will bless me in such ways that even I will be surprised. I hope my story will touch many girls’ hearts and heal anyone who is broken right now.

Remember, that God is a GREAT GOD. He is our Father who wants only the best for us. Do not give up hope; God will only prove to you that He is forever faithful. Maybe you are going through a similar situation and you are losing all hope. Remember, earthly love and earthly relationships will all pass one day and what is most important is the relationship we have with Jesus Christ. Jesus loves you and He will never let you go through a situation that is beyond your control.

He will strengthen you and lead you in the right path. Just remain in Him and let Him do all the work in your life. You will only thank Him in the end. May God bless each one of you my beautiful sisters through Christ.

Has 2012 been a year that you’ve fallen hard for the wrong guy? Or experienced mercy in the midst of a broken heart? If so, we hope you’ve been encouraged by the story of “God is My Healer” and the reminder that God is great and even now He is working to mend the pieces back together.

Keep checking the blog this month as we focus on your stories, some great stories from the Bible, and finally the most important story ever told.

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Erin is passionate about pointing young women toward God's Truth. She is the author of several books and a frequent speaker and blogger to women of all ages. Erin lives on a small farm in the midwest with her husband and kids. When she's not writing, you can find her herding goats, chickens, and children.

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