Dark skies and gray days leave us longing for the warmth and light of the sun. Too much time without the sun can leave us feeling down if not depressed. Likewise, the spin-off of divorce can color our days dark and gray leaving us feeling like we are in a constant shadow, hidden from the sun.
We cannot control all of the effects of divorce any more than we can control the weather. Things often just do not go our way. But how often do we choose to live in darkness when we could be walking in the light? How do you walk in the light when you’re having a bad day or the circumstances of life keep casting clouds?
I believe there are three steps you can take to move into the light of Christian Divorce Recovery:
First, make the choice to live in the light. Be intentional about it. That may sound funny, but as humans we can sometimes find it easy to wallow in our troubles.
Second, claim God’s promise that you do not have to stay in darkness. “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness,” says John 12:46 (NIV). There it is, pure and simple, if you believe in Christ, you can walk in light. Say it out loud, “I believe in you Christ. I will not stay in darkness!”
Third, try streaming prayer. Talk with God as you go through your day. Turn to Him to process everything you experience. A running conversation with God is a great way to develop your relationship with Him. Paul says “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Thessalonians 5:16-18
So how about you? Will you choose to walk in the light of the Lord’s presence today and every day? Your troubles won’t go away but become intentional about walking in the light and you’ll reap the benefits. Walking in the light gives you the strength and power to do the work of healing from divorce.
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord.
Psalm 89:15 NIV
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