Divorce is not a Dirty Word
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
This has to be one of my favorite passages of scripture, and placing me in the palm of His loving hands – well, I can almost feel God picking me up. Isn’t it comforting to know that even young people get this way. Well, since we know that, we need to be observant when our children begin getting weary.
I have often been weary. I'm not talking tired friend. I am talking weary ¾ bordering on depression. As a matter of fact, I have reached the pits of depression. Yet, even in those times, even when I made an attempt to take my very life, God lifted me up and held me in the palm of His hands.
When a baby is learning to walk, the parents don't expect him or her to just take off the first time he or she stands up. Babies are given time to develop their muscles and learn to use their legs in a way that will help them stay balanced.
You are much like a baby learning to walk again when you go through trauma. Suddenly, without warning, your world has been shaken. The rug has literally been snatched out from under you. Yet, you have made it this far, and you will make it further. If babies fall, we will fall, but like babies we get back up.
You and/or your children may even stumble into another bad situation, but you can have courage knowing that God's grace and His love will carry you through. He isn't standing on the sidelines encouraging you to fall. He is standing beside you encouraging you to take another step. Then, before you know it you will be flying as if you were traveling on the wings of an eagle.