Is There Hope After Divorce?
Going through a divorce can leave you shattered, distraught and slumped in a puddle on the floor in despair. All your plans, dreams, desires and expectations of what your life, family and marriage were to look like have disappeared in one fell swoop. But, there is hope after divorce.
Is this really all there is?
No, this is not the end of your story. This is a mere blink of eye when you look at the span of eternity. In Ephesians 2:12, Paul says that when you were separated from Christ and from God you had no hope. The things in this world that you hang your future on will be swallowed up in death (Proverbs 10:28).
As a Christian and a child of God, even though things might seem desperate, they are not. Your future is in Christ. In Him you find life everlasting (1 Peter 1:3). Through Him you will one day be able to live in heaven where pain, sorrow and disease no longer exist.
Instead of focusing on the pile of ashes of the life you once had, turn your focus to eternity. Yes, today is difficult. Yes, today holds pain. Yes, right now tomorrow seems elusive. But, today, Jesus could come back to rapture his church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). If He doesn’t come today, He still promises to comfort the broken hearted and to never leave your side (Psalm 34:18, Matthew 28:20). Hope after divorce also comes with the confidence that God works all things for good for those who love him (Romans 8:28).
Jeremiah reminds us in Lamentations 3:21-26 that God is good to those who hope in Him. He also tells us God’s mercy and compassion are new each day. He knows what you need for today and He provides it. He will do the same thing again tomorrow, and the next, and the next day and everyday thereafter.
God will never leave you (Hebrews 13:5). He is always right by your side, not matter what you are going through. God extends to you hope after divorce and strength for today (Isaiah 40:31).
“Time heals all wounds…”
It sounds useless and trite when you are in the middle of a life crisis. But, you can be open to
now so you don’t spend the rest of your life stuck in sadness and despair or you can wallow in your misery and wait until your time here on earth is up. Either way, time will ultimately heal your wounds; the only question is how soon do you want that to happen?
Because God speaks to your heart through His Word,
a daily devotional
designed for those dealing with divorce can offer comfort and
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