When Divorce Leaves You Feeling Helpless and Alone

Divorce can be lonely.  You may feel like no one really understands what you are going through. Worse yet, you may feel like nobody really cares.   Even God may seem far away.

It’s tough and the pain is so personal.

The mere words of others can seem trite and shallow even when they are intended to comfort.  You need the support of those who really get it.  You need reinforcements to help you feel like you are not so alone and to help you see that the pain you feel can be healed.  You need reassurance that while the scars may linger, the wound doesn’t have to hurt forever.

Let’s start with what God wants you to know…

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Joshua 1:5

God told Joshua that he would never leave him or forsake him.  I believe God feels the same way about you.  In fact, here is what Hebrews 13:5-6 tells you:

‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’  So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me?'”

Read that again and let God speak these words directly to your heart.

More than With You

Not only is God with you, he offers you a way out of the darkness.  The journey will likely take time but you can hold on to this…

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”  John 12:46
There’s hope.  God is with you come rain or shine.  God will never forsake you.  God makes it clear that you don’t have to stay in darkness forever.  Lean into him.

Get Support!

  1. Join Renee’s free Facebook support group for informal peer support.  You can ask to join by clicking Separation & Divorce Christian Community.  Next, click “Join.”
  2. Attend a Peace after Divorce Workshop and Support Group.  Search for locations here.

If there isn’t a Peace after Divorce group in your area, click the following link to find out how your church can start a Peace after Divorce group.

Find other helpful articles on coping with and healing from divorce by clicking here.

 

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