I haven't shared anything on this page in a few days and I must say that I am disappointed. The goal was to blog 3 times a week. As I was praying after my daily reading this morning, my heart was heavy for those people close to me that are going through the pain of a divorce right now. I wish I could turn off the pain. Having experienced it myself, I know how difficult it is. People try to console or encourage you but even though they may have gone through a similar situation, you never feel like they really understand what you are dealing with. So how do you reach out to those that are suffering? Dealing with a Christian is one thing because the assumption is that you are both standing on Gods Word and the promises and commands contained in its pages. But how do you reach out to a non-Christian? How do you get them to understand that this is not what God intended? They feel abandoned by everyone, including God so how can you get them to understand that God hates divorce just as much as we do? How can you tell them that "all things work together for good, for those that love God, that are called according to His purpose" when they don't love God? How do you console a Christian brother whose wife, professing to be a Christian, goes so completely against God's command and serves him with divorce papers? How do you stand firm in your own life when the loneliness becomes overwhelming? I don't have all the answers. So I continue praying. I reach out to those hurting when I can. I share my story - how God took the shattered pieces of my life and made something beautiful from them.
For those of you that read this, for those of you hurting, I do have this advice...
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I start every day by digging into Gods Word. I try to journal what I learn so that I can remember it and apply His principles to my daily life. I challenge you to do the same.