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Broken Heart From Adultery

QUESTION: How do I heal a broken heart from adultery?


If you are suffering a broken heart from adultery, you realize that life isn't like the movies. Glamorized in soap operas, made to look exciting and harmless by Hollywood, today's society never looks honestly at adultery's fallout. They don't see the broken hearts!

"Broken-heart" is an apt description. Adultery breaks faith, breaks trust, betrays, and leaves scattered, bleeding pieces of heart in its wake. "So how do I heal a heart broken from adultery?" you ask. "Am I destined to be Humpty Dumpty, where all the king's horses and all the kings men are unable to put the pieces back together again? Is healing possible? Is wholeness achievable?"

If you're asking the question, you've been there. You're still there. The suffering and pain and grief still pumps through your heart, broken as it is, and peace remains allusive. The question is real because the pain and despair and searching is real.

"How do I heal a broken heart from adultery?" You don't! If healing is ever to come, that realization must be the starting place.

Have you ever broken a priceless piece of porcelain? Something you've treasured, that's irreplaceable? I have. And my desperate, painstaking attempts to repair it left a travesty of the original. Unsightly. Ruined. Unusable.

But what a different result when that priceless treasure, broken beyond repair, was taken to the masters. Their hands held 'healing powers' I could only dream of. Left trustingly to their care, the broken-ness seemed to vanish. A new and stronger wholeness took its place.

"How do I heal a heart broken from adultery?" Only one way. Place it in a Master's hands. God loves you! You are His masterpiece! When your heart broke, His heart broke. And He's a master at healing broken hearts.

God understands rejection, betrayal, faithlessness. It has been His own portion from the beginning. Each and everyone of us have betrayed Him - have broken faith with His love for us.

But God tells us that "love covers a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8). And that is exactly what Love (Jesus) did. ("God is love" - 1 John 4:8). The sin of betrayal, the sin of rejection, the sin of breaking faith with Him was covered with the very blood of Love Himself. Love shed His own blood upon the cross because of our adulterous hearts - hearts that turned to other lovers, rejecting Love Himself. Love's blood paved the way to forgiveness. Forgiveness between God and man. Forgiveness between man and man. Forgiveness, the mending agent of every broken heart.

If God can forgive our adulterous hearts, can pay the price, Himself, for mending them and making them new, then His love within us can heal our own hearts broken from adultery. The Maker of our hearts, the ultimate heart surgeon, is where the only mending of them lies.

Today, tell God your heart is broken. Then place the ragged pieces into Love's hands and feel the mending power of His work begin.

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We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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