My heart is hurting and has been for several months now. Even though I am an introvert by nature, I just need to talk. It’s how I process. How I work out all my feelings and emotions. God has blessed me with some amazing friends. Finding someone you can trust enough to reveal the innermost parts of you too when you are already wounded can be difficult. Unfortunately I have found some people who have proven untrustworthy. Several times I have had things I’ve said return to me through my ex. That’s ok. Not everyone is meant to hold that spot in your life. Not everyone is meant to be a confidant. Not everyone can remain neutral in situations like this. When you find those people you just make sure to guard what you say in front of them. Sometimes the basics are all people need to hear. But the friends I can talk to about all the feelings. All the emotions. Those are the ones I thank God for. Because I just need to talk. I talk about all the things that run on a loop through my head and I don’t worry that they will judge or that they will tell someone. They are the ones who now, nearly five months later, will still listen. Will still offer encouragement. They are the ones who will celebrate with me when I take a step towards letting go of him.
Friends are some of God’s greatest gifts. They are the family that we choose for ourselves. They are the ones who stick with us through thick and thin times.
If you’re someone who needs to talk it out like I am, grab a friend. Buy them some coffee and pour out your story to them. True friends will always listen.
Only God can heal a broken heart, but there are things we can do to help foster self healing. This post is part of my series 31 Days of Self Healing. You can find the rest of the posts for this series here.