Your Breakup Is Not The End Of The World


Your Breakup Is Not The End Of The World


By Andrea Matthews

“Dude, I just got dumped…”

I’m reading these words from a journal a friend and I kept together in high school. Those were my words, and I remember writing them to her amidst pain and confusion. I thought about all the things I had done wrong in the relationship, maybe it was my fault. I should’ve treated him better, I could’ve given more of myself. There was so much I still wanted to say, I had plans for us.

“…I kinda think it’s all for the best.”

These words were tucked in there too, not written with as much passion and hurt as the first line, but read clear as day in the same permanent pen. I don’t know why I wrote that. I know, at the time, I didn’t believe it. I was heartbroken and shocked. He was my first love, how could anything good come out of losing him?

I found this journal yesterday. It’s been a few years since I wrote that entry, and I believe wholeheartedly that the break up WAS for the best. It does not matter who failed or who loved harder.
Our relationship was not unhealthy or destructive, it just wasn’t meant to be.

Reading this journal reminded me that sorrow only lasts for the night. Joy is always eager to greet you in the morning! In the moment, I didn’t know how I was going to get over the pain, but deep down I must have known I would eventually be okay.

So even in my current situation, I have to trust that the God who got me through the hurt of heartbreak will get me through once again. He is where I find true joy.

Whether you are going through a break up, having a rough time at school or feeling misunderstood by your parents, I want you to know that the pain is only temporary. You WILL learn to breath again, love again, trust again. One day you will look back and see how God used those struggles to sharpen you for an even greater purpose.

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