Divorce is the ultimate relationship loss. When marriage problems end in separation and divorce, the loss is experienced by the entire family. Divorce can leave the family in suspended animation and battles usually rage long after the initial disruption.
Recovering from divorce involves working through a grieving process, much like when a spouse has died. It also involves making choices. You might not have had a choice in getting a divorce, but you do have choices in your response. Will you hold on to bitterness and anger…or will you forgive? Will you give up and give into despair…or will you trust Jesus to help you rebuild your life? Will you walk in fear …or will you be courageous to face the future God wants for you? Who do you trust, you or God?
Divorce can bring one of the most intense pains possible into a person’s life. But you don’t have to go through it alone. Jesus loves you and wants to help you. If you will commit your ways to Him, He will guide you in making those choices…He will give you the courage you need…and He will restore your hope. With Him all things are possible.
Today, if you are thinking about divorce, STOP! This is not God’s ideal plan, and therefore will be a nightmare for you and a lot of loss for many. If you are a child from divorced parents, really examine the lies that divorce embeds in your mind about you, your parents, and relationships. If you know people in these situations, be there to really help them heal and see God and life more clearly, because Satan really uses divorce to suck the soul out of people and make them his puppets.
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Dear Father God, forgive me for the poor choices in the past. Right now I have to make so many decisions. I need your help. Help me to choose the right path…the one that is right for my family, for me, and most of all the one that is pleasing to You. I pray this and all prayers for the One who shows us what step to take next, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.