Overcoming the Pain of Divorce
Pastor Norman Curlee, Word Alive Church
Divorce is an experience that no couple enters marriage expecting to encounter. However, the reality is, divorce occurs in the life of believers as well as non-believers. The objective here is to provide encouragement and wisdom for those who have had to walk through the door of divorce along with the pain that often accompanies it. Below are some wisdom keys to close the door of divorce
If you have gone through the door of divorce, choose to let go of any guilt, shame, faultfinding and exercise your faith in accepting God’s forgiveness as well as you forgiving others who may have contributed to your pain and suffering (Colossians 3:12-15).
Choose to live life as a victor and not a victim while investing your time, talents and treasures in making God’s work a part and priority in your lifestyle. (Matthew 6:33).
Do not allow fear to become a wall that keeps you from trusting others as you continue to build healthy relationships along your life journey (2 Timothy 1:7).
If children are also part of the experience, trust God to protect their hearts and seek as much as possible to ensure they maintain a healthy, safe and rewarding experience with both parents if possible. (Ephesians 6:1-4)
Remember, life may have changed, but God is still the same. He’s there to carry your cares and sustain you toward your future as you trust him. (Psalm 55:22 and 1 Peter 5:7)
Divorce is an often painful and sometimes a necessary path to enter. God is there for all who turn to him and He will provide peace and power to live for the glory of His name and the good of others. If you are not connected to a local Bible teaching church, we welcome you to come and experience God’s presence and power in our worship service on Sunday’s at 10:00a.m. or Wednesday for Bible study at 7:00p.m. at Kingdom Builders Christian Center. You can also visit us on the web at: kingdom-builders.com.
Article contributed by Norman E Curlee, Pastor
(Mar.-May 2018 ed.)