Divorce is not a Dirty Word
My God, my God! Why have you forsaken me? Why do you remain so distant?
Why do you ignore my cries for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but
you do not answer. Every night you hear my voice, but I find no
No doubt about it, divorce is a time of feeling absolutely devastated. It doesn't matter whether you are the one who wanted it or it was forced on you; it is definitely a crossroad in your life. There will be moments when you will feel so alone that you think even God has deserted you. It may comfort you a little to know that the words in verse one of today's scripture are the exact words Jesus prayed on the cross.
Jesus too felt abandoned by God, and in a sense He was. You know, or have been taught, that God cannot and will not look on sin. Well, Jesus took on all of your sins and my sins while hanging on that cross. At this point, it may do you good to go ahead and read the entire Psalm. David says that he felt like a "worm." Maybe you can relate to this too.
There will be moments in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead when the devastation of your divorce will make you feel like a worm. There will be people who will look down on you or ignore you. Please be encouraged, God is for you. His love never fails.
Verse 26 proclaims that God will fill us with what we need. God will let you find Him. When you cry out to Him - He will hear you.
If you are not already journaling your feelings, take the time to at least write out your prayers to God during this time. Later, you will be able to look back and see just how much God has answered.
Heavenly Father, there are times when I feel like I don't even know who you are and that you don't know me. However, today I chose to base my feelings on the facts of your Word. I know you promised to never leave me nor forsake me and I need that assurance. Please help me as I walk through this pain. I need you now more than ever before. Thank you for loving me. Amen.