Song: Right Now
Teaching Point: When relationships end – it’s painful.
Opening Question: What are you supposed to do with the pain of an ended relationship?
Anyone who has ever been in a relationship and then broke up knows that the pain that comes with the end of a relationship is real. But even though the pain is real, folks so often tell us (or we tell others) to ‘get over it’ right now and move on after a relationship ends. But how is a person supposed to ‘get over it’ right now and move one when they’re dealing with a broken heart?
Here are some ideas:
- Acknowledge that it’s painful
- Talk to a friend or someone else you trust about how you feel
- Write poetry or a story or a song about how you feel
Akon’s song “Right Now” expresses feelings of sadness and longing relating to the end of a relationship. The song is a ‘Lament’ or a song or poem that expresses sadness and sorrow. It’s not too different from the Psalms – songs, prayers and poems that often express sadness and sorrow.
Many Psalms can provide comfort to folks who are in pain relating to ended relationships. Some verses in the psalms that are particularly helpful are:
- Psalm 34:18
- Psalm 69:3, 16
- Psalm 147:3
Just like in the song, there are no quick answers to healing a broken heart. ‘Getting over it’ quickly (right now) isn’t a likely reaction to a relationship that ends. But talking to others, writing, praying and reading the Psalms are acts where we can find comfort and where we can begin to heal.
Conclusion: There’s no quick cure for a broken heart, but we can be comforted in knowing that we’re not alone in our pain and that God’s healing will come.