Written by: Jennifer Dennis
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A divorce or separation from a loved one constitute two of the five most stressful life events – as compiled in the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress inventory. During this time, it is easy to feel lost, as many of the future plans you had for your life may need to be scrapped, or simply transformed so as to adapt to your new life situation. Research published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin shows that when romantic relationships end, an individual’s idea of self becomes vulnerable to change, with people experiencing “not only pain over the loss of the partner, but also changes in their selves.” People and circumstances may change in your life. There is, indeed, no control over how others may behave, feel, think or relate to us. Faith, however, is eternal.
Inspirational Passages From The Bible
In the immediate aftermath of a breakup, your thoughts and dreams may center around your ex. This may be particularly true if you did not wish to break up, if you never received an explicit reason why they ended things, or if you aredisappointed by your current reality. You may feel like life has no meaning, which is why turning to the Bible (which is filled with meaningful and motivational passages) can help get you out of a rut. Just a few passages to look up include 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Isaiah 41:10, and Deuteronomy 31:6. The latter says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Solace In Worship Groups
Although many Christians are currently attending mass online, as the global health situation improves, church worship can become a vital source of support after a breakup. Researchers from the London School of Economics (2015) found that of all the social activities that exist (including sport, the arts, and other group activities), being part of a religious organization was the only one linked to sustained happiness. Time called social religious practice “an effective vaccine against the virus of unhappiness.”
If you are going through a breakup, then feeling anxious or stressed is to be expected. As a Christian, you can find solace in the inspirational words of the Bible, many of which highlight the importance that God plays in seeing human beings through their toughest moments. Taking part in active church worship can also help you feel supported, cared for and entertained, since being with other people who share your faith can heal worry, negativity and loneliness.
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