As I reflect on the past week, it has been a rough one for several friends and my heart aches for them, as they say good bye to their marriages. It is particularly painful for me because these are Christians. Once again I am reminded that tough times and struggles within marriage does not bypass us, just because we are believers in the Lord. It amazes me actually how many Christian marriages I know of (including my own) have been attacked and broken throughout the last few years. I am so sad about this, yet I am so grateful to my Lord that He has worked in my own marriage to begin the restoration and healing process. This wilderness experience has drawn me closer to God, then I have been in a very long time. Because I am drawing on Him for strength and placing my worth in Him, versus always in my role as a wife and mom, I am seeing some wonderful changes in me and my marriage. My husband is seeing it too.
We still have a ways to go, but its coming. As far as my friends and family that have recently made the decisions to end their marriages, they have done everything they could, but to no avail. I pray that they will have healing and peace as they embrace their "new normals" and that they will cling to their hope in Him through it all! God never promised us an easy road, but He does promise He will go with us down the road. These are just a few songs that have encouraged me this week as I reflect on my struggles and those of my friends and family.
"All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship."
Be blessed and encouraged this week, despite whatever season and trial you may be facing. God has been with you, is with you and will continue to be with you through it all!