True healing from a broken heart comes from the Lord Jesus. Let’s read Luke 4:16-19, “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; HE HATH SENT ME TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

There are many things that can happen to us in life that can break our hearts…a failed relationship or marriage, the death of a loved one, shattered dreams, the list goes on and on. It doesn’t matter what caused the broken heart, Christ is the One to heal it. Christ truly knows the heart of man and knows how to heal. He is our Beloved Physician.

I am sorry that you were hurt so bad. It is always a shame when a marriage fails. The Lord’s desire is that our marriages last a lifetime. Often, that does not happen. Sadly enough, the divorce rate in America among Christians is just as high as those who are not saved. It’s around 50%.

While it is very possible to forgive, it is nearly impossible to forget. These things have an incredible impact on our lives and we are not likely to forget them quickly, if at all. Let’s consider these words from our blessed savior from the cross in Luke 23:34, “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” Even as He was being crucified, the Lord sought the forgiveness of those who were killing Him. For those of us who have put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we have the forgiveness of our sins. We should also imitate our Lord and forgive others, no matter what it is they have done to us. We read in 1 Peter 2:21, “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” We are called on to imitate the love and forgiveness that we have learned from the Lord.

Can you love again? Yes, you can, but let me caution you first to develop a close relationship with the Lord. Not only will He heal your broken heart, but He can lead you into a loving and fulfilling relationship. The Lord said in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” You need that rest that comes from walking in fellowship with the Lord. It will comfort and strengthen you. It will cause you to rely upon Him for ALL your needs, including your need for companionship with a fellow believer. (310.5)