There's joy to be discovered—even if the person you love leaves you

I'm sure you've heard of the song "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. But have you ever checked into that hotel, so to speak? I have! Thank goodness I was able to check out very quickly, by turning my attention to God.

I met this girl one summer in a city a few hundred miles from my home. I was in my early twenties. We spent a lot of time together whenever I was in her area, and eventually we became very close. I fell in love with her and thought about her all the time. Then, once, after being away for several weeks, I went to visit her, only to find that she didn't want to see me anymore. She had another boyfriend. I was crushed.

Is time the only healer in such a circumstance? No. In fact, I've learned that time doesn't really heal anything. However, by turning to God in prayer, even something emotionally devastating can be healed.

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Testimony of Healing
Ballet dancer healed
January 26, 1998

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