Here’s a quick thought for you: the lineage of Christ recorded in Matthew 1 lists a prostitute (Rahab, who eventually married Salmon), an adulterous couple (David, who married Bathsheba after having her husband murdered), and a widow (who married her kinsman-redeemer, Boaz). God is the Redeemer of All Things Throughout scripture, we are given so many promises to show us that there is always hope!
I find it very interesting that there are three women who were remarried in the direct lineage of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Romans tells us that all things work together for the good of those who love God.
We have to be very cautious about taking a human interpretation and forcing it on others, lest we become like the Pharisees.
You feel as if you are a total and complete failure.
It’s miserable to not fit in, especially at church.
As I chose to surrender, he began to work in my heart and in my life. Tell him that you don’t want this journey, but you will take it as long as your pain is not in vain. Your friend in Christ, Divorced Dena This article is part of our larger resource: The Christian Woman’s Guide to Starting Over after Divorce: 7 In-Depth Steps to Take Starting Today.
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And 1 Peter says that the suffering won’t last forever but one day he will have you put together and on your feet again. He pursued me relentlessly and called me to get my security from him. But God reminded me that he loves me, that I am his chosen child, his treasured possession.
When this journey began for me nearly six years ago, I wasn’t sure I believed those promises. I had dedicated my life to him, and the “blessing” I received was a husband who was unrepentant of his adultery. He gently reminded me that he has been with me all the days of my life and that he wasn’t going to leave me now. He told me that I am the apple of his eye (Psalm 17:8).
Zechariah tells us that God will repay two blessings for each of our troubles.
In John 11, Jesus proclaims that he is the resurrection and the life; he will take you from the death of divorce and breathe new life into you.
You don’t fit with the happy little families, all coming together to celebrate holidays and special events as a “complete” family.