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Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. – Psalm 126, WEB

The time for reaping is short as compared with the time for planting and for waiting for the seeds to grow. Yet through it all, we rejoice with the harvest and we remember no more the sweat and tears of our previous labor. It will all be worth it when we see how our joy is made complete and perfect.

It’s the same with seasons of healing. It is not always an easy process we go through. It may take months, even years. But every step of progress is something that frees us from our wounds and untangles the chains that binds us with our painful past. Let us be patient then and await our complete healing. When the time comes, we would be free indeed and our joy would be beyond any comparison.

LETTER TO JOYCE

Hi, good day..I’m browsing n d net n i came across your website. Yes I’m heartbroken now but I’m trying to really help myself move on..its been a month but til now I have not yet move on..its disappointing on my part. I think all my friends are already tired of my stories. I don’t want anymore to hope that I can still be with my ex because he has a gf already.  I want to move on totally but I find it really hard..thanx

From Ale

RESPONSE FROM JOYCE:

Dear Ale,

Hi, Ale! I hope you’re doing well today. I’d like you to know that our decision to do something is a really good place to start moving on. In your heart, the pain may still be there, but for as long as you have the will to recover, you will be able to make it in due time.

Your friends may just be concerned about you and they don’t want to see you sad. But then, I guess there is really no fixed time table for healing a broken heart. One month may be enough for other people. But in your case, it may be three months or even more. What’s important is that you gradually learn to live your life without him. As days go by, the pain is lessened, and your strength increases to face life again on your own.

I wish I could say it will be easy, but I agree with you that it is hard. However, once you are able to overcome what’s hard, you will be able to say to yourself that you are now much stronger, and that you have survived the very worst! You now have more confidence in facing the problems ahead, and your heart has been enlarged to be able to love more the right person at the right time.

Just continue in your healing, Ale. I pray for you and wish you all the very best!

Yours in Prayer,
Joyce

You may also want to read the following articles related to healing a broken heart:

What Saying Goodbye Doesn’t Mean
What is the Meaning of a Heartbreak?
A Broken Heart’s Prayer
How Do You Deal with Emotional Pain?

 

For everything there is a season,
and a time for every purpose under heaven:
a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;

-Ecclesiastes 3, WEB

A TIME FOR JOY

This may not be a time for dances,
but this is a time for prayer.
This may not be a time for clapping,
but this is a time for songs.
This may not be a time for merriment,
but this is a time for awakening.
This may not be a time for running,
but this is a time for rest.
This may not be a time for kisses,
but this is a time for hugs.
This may not be a time for laughter,
but this is a time for smiles.
This may not be a time for parties,
this may not be a time for noise,
But this is a time for healing,
and this is a time for joy!