Years ago, as a young woman, I remember meeting a Christian who was divorced. Those two words, Christian and divorce, just did not jive together in my mind. I thought to myself, how can a Christian be divorced? Christians are not to get a divorce, as the Bible says, “What God has joined together, let no man separate.” Matthew 19:6. That was twenty-five years ago. I now find myself in that same category.
However, I hardly think about myself as being divorced. Instead, I think of how the kids and I were scooped up by the Lord and taken out of an awful and unbearable situation. Rescued, released, and set free. I thank the Lord for where we are now, and that we are not where we used to be. It has been a day-to-day survival and clinging onto the Lord. He has given me the Strength to get through this. It has been a radically difficult journey. I have been in my own world of struggle and pain. Thankfully, my Good Shepherd has been leading the way, step by step.
A new level of healing and return to normalcy is now occurring. As the fog clears from my head, I am re-entering the world I was once a part of. However, I am changed. I am not the same person I was. In fact, I am very, very, different. I am a saved by grace sinner redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. And, my husband is not the man I married 20 years ago. Instead, it is the Lord God, the Creator of the Universe. He loves me as no other.” … He will never leave me, nor forsake me.” Deuteronomy 31:6.
In fact, just the other day, I was speaking with this Christian woman. She was giving me advice and with it she added, “Be sure and speak with your husband about this. See what he thinks and then together with him, you can make a good decision.” For a brief moment, I wanted to cut in to what she was saying and correct her. I was thinking to myself, “But I don’t have a husband anymore!” Just then, the Holy Spirit gently calmed me and reassured me, “You do have a husband. Your husband is the Lord. You discuss this with your husband, just as she suggested and all will be well.” Then came peace and joy to my spirit.
Divorced, yes. Alone, no. With my Husband, the kids and I move forward into this new season of life, together. Jesus is the King of Kings and we are raising Kings Kids! We are blessed. We are so very blessed.
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