As published in Carolina Compass newspaper
It’s been a long road; a very long road and you have just walked out of the courthouse a single person again. You stand on the sidewalk, papers in hand watching everyone going about their lives and wonder to yourself, “Now what?” You look around feeling lost, tears running down your cheeks and you whisper, “God, help me.” And He does. He gives you the strength to move off the sidewalk and into your new life.
His help doesn’t always come in huge ways, sometimes it’s just the energy to get through the day but make no mistake, He is helping you. Through it all, He is allowing you to grow into the person He has planned you to be. He is grooming you through adversity to move up and take your place in the life He has set forth for you. All that He asks is that you trust Him and pray. Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Don’t keep looking down and asking why. Look up and say thank you for His protection and His strength to get you to where you need to be. An uncertain future is scary and we are always looking for guarantees but in truth, the only guarantee that we have is that God will walk with us through our life.
“When you pass through the water, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”- Isaiah 43:2
Do not allow the devil to whisper in your ear. Your divorce does not define you nor is it the end of the world. Do not become discouraged or let fear take hold. God is most certainly beside you and as Philippians 1:6 states, “God is not finished with me yet.” He is still putting your life in place and trust in Him that it will be better than you ever dreamed possible.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
I know that it is hard to get up in the morning when you feel like the ground has opened up beneath you, but if you truly have faith and trust that He knows what He is doing, the healing process will be quicker and a sense of peace and understanding will evolve.
Isaiah 55: 8-9 says, “ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
God has brought you out of a bad situation or one that would not have allowed you to be all that He knows you can be. File your divorce papers away with a prayer of thanks and asking God for forgiveness, strength, hope, peace and guidance. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”- Psalm 32:8
Now that you have your wings, what will you do with them?