Life after divorce is different. There are so many things to get used to again or have to learn to do on your own. Loneliness is a significant factor in life after divorce. When it comes to Christian life after a divorce, I have seen it go both ways, in my life and those that I have talked too. Many people question God and wonder how this could happen – why didn’t He stop it?
Over time, things begin to change as your emotional state becomes manageable and instead of blaming God or being angry with Him we tend to allow more of Him in. On the other hand, some people turn their backs on Him completely, running after the things of the world and self-gratification.
I experienced, many others too, what seemed like a spiritual awakening after divorce. I was able to see His love, mercy, and compassion for me. I was humbled by His forgiveness and was able to forgive myself and my ex. I felt closer to God than I had ever before.
Christian life after divorce is what we make of it. If we hold on to the bitterness and hatred, then our spiritual walk won’t be very fulfilling. But if we seek God and learn to reach out to others we are going to live a rewarding life. I know it isn’t always easy… There were plenty of Sunday’s I didn’t make it to church and felt like giving up. But those feelings fade, and if you know the truth, then you never want to truly let that go. Just do what you can and never give up.
I still make many mistakes in my Christian walk with God. I still get caught up in the world, and I would think that there are so many people out there that God would rather use than me, but I am real, I am a sinner, and I do want to please God.