What’s Different about Christian Healing from Divorce?
Healing from divorce is, like the rest of life, enhanced when you are walking with your creator. I’m a strong believer that true healing from divorce is a decision, a process, and a journey of faith. For if anything can make you realize you need a power outside of yourself, it is the depth of distress you can feel when your marriage fails.
Divorce is beyond emotional, it is dream shattering and life changing. I imaging you know the feeling. Like dark skies and gray days that leave you longing for the sun, divorce can leave you feeling like you are in a dark place hidden from the light of God.
You don’t have to stay there.
So, how do you walk in the light of God when you’re having a bad day or when the circumstances of divorce keep casting shadows in your life? Below are three tips to help:
Three Steps You Can Take toward Christian Healing from Divorce
- Make the choice to live in the light. Be intentional about it. That may sound funny, but as humans we can sometimes find it easy to wallow in our troubles. When you become intentional about healing from divorce you take advantage of one of God’s great gifts, your power to choose.
- Claim God’s promise that you do not have to stay in darkness. “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness,” says John 12:46 (NIV). There it is, pure and simple, if you believe in Christ, you can walk in light. Say it out loud, “I believe in you Christ. I will not stay in darkness!”
- Be blessed by streaming prayer. Talk with God as you go through your day. Turn to Him to process everything you experience. A running conversation with God is a great way to develop your relationship with Him. Paul says “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Thessalonians 5:16-18
Divorce can be very painful and you have a right to that pain. That’s why it’s so important to be reminded that God is close to the brokenhearted and that includes you. He loves you and wants to help you move out of the pit and into a better place.
It takes time to do the work of healing from divorce. Even so, God will give you the strength and power to find your way. Knowing that God stills loves you and has a plan for good for your life can give you hope. You do not have to remain in darkness.
So, How about You?
You don’t have to deal with divorce alone. Will you choose to walk in the light of the Lord’s presence each day no matter your circumstances? If you become intentional about walking in the light I am confident you will find your load feels lighter and your hope will be restored.
Blessing for You Today
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.
Psalm 89:15 NIV
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