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Handling Loss: Divorce Brings Grief ... and ChangesHandling Loss and Grief
Living Free Every Day
"Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose " Psalm 25:12 NLT
Thoughts for Today
Divorce is the ultimate relationship loss. When marriage problems end in separation and divorce, the loss is experienced by the entire family. Divorce can leave the family in suspended animation as custody and child support battles rage long after the initial disruption.
Recovering from divorce involves working through a grieving process, much like when a spouse has died. It also involves making choices. You might not have had a choice in getting a divorce, but you do have a choice in your response. Will you hold on to bitterness and anger or will you forgive? Will you give up and give into despair or will you trust Jesus to help you rebuild your life? Will you walk in fear or will you place your faith in God to guide you and help you?
Divorce can bring one of the most intense pains possible into a person's life, but you don't have to go through it alone. Jesus loves you and wants to help you. If you will commit your ways to him, he will guide you in making those choices he will give you the courage you need and he will restore your hope. With him all things are possible.
Lord, forgive me for the poor choices in the past. Right now I have to make so many decisions. I need your help. Help me to choose the right path the one that is right for my family, for me and, most of all, the one that is pleasing to you. In Jesus' name
These thoughts were drawn from
Handling Loss and Grief: How to Face Losses in Life and Grieve Christianly by Raymond T. Brock, Ed.D. As a person goes through this group they will be able to identify what the Bible has to say about handling the losses of life. To grieve is human; how to grieve Christianly is supernatural. It requires us to invite the Holy Spirit to guide us through the grieving process. This study also provides guidance in the use of Scripture to help the grieving. It offers biblical coping methods for facing loss and comfort to those who have faced loss.
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