9 Bible Verses to Help You Move on from a Past Relationship
Moving on from a past relationship can be difficult. However, it’s important to reflect on what went well and what went wrong, heal from it, learn from it, and move on. Here are nine Bible verses to help you do just that.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Going through a breakup is tough. Before you can move on from a past relationship, you must work through all the feelings–heartbreak, betrayal, disappointment, confusion–depending on how and why the relationship ended. Bring all those feelings to God; He will help you get through them.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
The Bible says the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and heals the brokenhearted. So, not only will God provide comfort as you move on from a past relationship, but He’ll actually help you do it. God will help you heal from the wounds caused by the relationship and move forward in life and love.
“...weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
As you’re trying to move on from a past relationship, it might feel like the hurt and pain aren’t going away. But scripture says there is hope, and joy will come. Remind yourself of this when you’re having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Relationships end for all sorts of reasons. People make mistakes, and you might blame yourself for aspects of the failed relationship. In these times, it’s important to remember that God is your strength. You can forgive yourself and move on from a past relationship by relying on God’s goodness, faithfulness, and forgiveness to help you forgive yourself and do better next time.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
God cares about you. He cares about your heartbreak and wants to help you in all aspects of life, including moving on from a past relationship. Whether you still feel love toward your ex or are anxious about leaving the past behind, go to God.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
It’s not always easy to let go of a past relationship, whether it ended suddenly or gradually faded away. If you don’t feel at peace with it, turn to God. He will provide comfort in the midst of your pain and help you find strength and peace. One day, you'll be able to reflect on this difficult time and see it was all part of His plan.
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
If you were wronged in your past relationship, you might be tempted to seek revenge, whether talking bad about your ex or trying to sabotage their next relationship. However, it’s important to choose the high road and let God deal with your ex. Choose forgiveness and peace–if not for your ex, for yourself.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
God’s plan is far greater than anything you can do alone. If a relationship didn’t work out, you can trust it’s because God has a better plan for your life. If you commit yourself to God, you can be confident in leaving your past relationship behind because there’s something better in store for your future.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Moving on from a past relationship is tough, especially if you thought they were “the one.” It’s in these times you have to trust God. It might not make sense, but if you walk with the Lord, you’ll get to the right destination–with the right person–every time.