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|Facets of Divorce: God Won't Leave|
Handling Loss and Grief
Living Free Every Day
Thoughts for Today
God's original plan was that couples should remain married as long as both live (Genesis 2:24-25). Divorce was not God's idea. In fact, He hates divorce--but He loves the divorced person. God's will is for us to make a lifetime commitment to our spouse--and keep it. The reality is that many of us divorce. Sometimes we have no choice. Sometimes we do. If your marriage has ended in divorce and there is no possibility for reconciliation, it is important to seek God's forgiveness for any part you may have played in the breakup. Learn from the past, but put it behind and begin building a new life.
If you are struggling with the pain of divorce, remember that you are not alone. Even if it seems as if your world is crumbling around you, God is with you. He will never leave you. Jesus never changes--He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). And nothing can separate you from His unconditional love (Romans 8:35-39).
This week we are going to look at some of the many facets of divorce. A broken marriage brings not only legal divorce, but at least some of these "divorces" as well: emotional, economic, parental, community, and psychological. Each facet presents its own challenges and special kind of pain. But remember that our God is bigger than any struggle you may face. He cares. He is with you. And He is able to meet your needs.
1 "Born Again Christians Just As Likely to Divorce As Are Non-Christians." Posted September 8, 2004. Barna Group. http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/5-barna-update/194-born-again-christians-just-as-likely-to-divorce-as-are-non-christians?q=divorce. Accessed July 1, 2010.
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