Divorce is not a Dirty Word
"I say this because I know what I am planning for you," says the Lord. "I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will search for me. And when you search for me with all your heart, you will find me! I will let you find me," says the Lord. "And I will bring you back from your captivity. . ." Jeremiah 29:11-14a
Right now you are probably facing the reality of divorce in your life. All the wonderful plans you had for your family have disappeared. You feel there is no hope, and you can't even think about the future. You don't have to. God is making the plans for your future, even as you read these words. Trusting God right now may be difficult. He understands. He knows the feeling of rejection, but God doesn't do things based on feelings — He knows the future.
Divorce was a part of my life before I came into this world. Both of my parents had been married before and had children by those marriages. I grew up never knowing how to trust anybody. Six years ago God began teaching me to trust His heart. Here is the outline He gave me.
This week we will be focusing on trusting God. Please try to hide His words in your heart every day. He is walking with you every step of the way. Seek His peace. Prayer and praise is a good place to start. I suggest that you pray the following prayer.
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that you are Holy. I feel unworthy to even call on your name because I know you hate divorce. Right now I am having a hard time trusting that you love me. I want to trust you, but my pain overshadows your promises right now. I am told that you hold me in the palm of your hand. Please help me believe this with every part of who I am today. Father, for today, I will do all that I can to trust you every hour. I love you as much as I can. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.