Divorce is not a Dirty Word
"To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you." Psalm 25:1-5
Being deceived – now that is something you are familiar with – right? I thought so. Maybe you thought you were too smart to ever be deceived and now you see that you were deceived both by yourself and your ex. That's okay, God will never deceive you. He loves you and He will help you get your feet back on the right path again.
Divorce makes us feel that we are trapped in the bonds of disgrace, but that is a lie. There is always grace in God. He authored grace and He gives grace out to even a sinner like me, someone who certainly does not deserve grace. Oh, that's what grace is – unmerited favor!
The closer you get to genuine healing, the more you will recognize deceit. You will become almost too cautious, but that's okay, better to be too cautious for a while than to run right into another bad relationship. Yep, that's what most folks do! They run right out and get into a bad relationship thinking that will help their pain. That too is deception – straight from the enemy.
Go ahead and do like King David – put all your trust in God for right now. He will let you know when the water is safe enough to swim again.
Lord, I really miss my life. Then again, maybe this is good for me. Maybe I need to just be with You for a while. You lead – I will follow!