As I pray this morning, I pray for those who have experienced a divorce. My heart and my prayers go out to the offender and the offended. However, I am most focused on the offended.
Divorce is difficult in so many ways. It is a violation of a promise made. It is rejection to one of the highest degrees possible. It is the shattering of a trust. It is a form of abuse. It causes us to ask the question “How did I get here?
For those who have been divorced, please remember one thing. Even though God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16), He loves people. He loves you. He hates divorce because of what it does to people but He does not hate you. He loves you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3; John 3:16; Romans 8:35-39; 2 Thessalonians 2:16).
If your divorce is recent, I pray you will find the courage to locate a support group like DivorceCare. It may be difficult to attend the first few nights but find the courage and the resolve to participate. If your divorce happened somewhere in the past, the pain may still be there but I trust you are pressing on in the Lord. Regardless of your particular situation, know that someone is praying for you today.
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