Love is an adventure worth knowing if you are willing to take the risk. Although you may proceed cautiously on this journey of love, there will be countless times when your heart will be broken. People, don’t always intentionally desire to hurt others, but sometimes do so because they themselves are hurting.
The worst experience is to love someone and have that person reject you. It is a pain that may cut deeper than any other emotion ever known. A broken heart quite often leads to loss of appetite, depression, feeling miserable, and believing that you” “will never get completely over the hurt. After the initial shock of having loved and lost, we become cautious and hold on tightly to our hearts. When love interests come too close, we dodge them at every turn. We begin to think, “I was a fool for giving my heart away,” and “Will I ever be able to love again?”
Only you can answer that question. The best way to get over the hurt is to accept the pain. Just because you lost at love does not mean you’re not a lovable person. You must believe the person was not worthy of your love, and that God has someone better planned for you. There is no need to pretend you’re not hurt, for you’ll only make yourself miserable on the inside. Agony is a normal experience. There is no need to feel ashamed. Cry, cry, and cry some more. But also remember you must put a limit to sorrow. You can’t allow one bad experience to ruin the rest of your life. Don’t allow yourself to be like the playwright in the popular movie Moulin Rouge, who after losing the love of his life never recovered and stayed in permanent mourning.
This is an excerpt from Launch Out Into The Deep! Fear Not, Only Believe