Today starts a series of 7 daily posts that will allow you to Survive and Thrive in your divorce recovery process. It will be available on the YouVersion Bible App eventually, but I wanted to share it with all of you first. May it be the blessing I pray it needs to be for you.
When I reflect on my divorce healing, I can point to the one decision I made that allowed me to finally start moving down the road to wholeness. That decision was to trust God, NO MATTER WHAT!!!
I had already given my life to Jesus a short time before I had to make this decision, to fully trust Him. I still need God’s wisdom and guidance even today to fully understand all He did through the process.
You will fall into one of these three categories with God:
- You have given your life to Jesus and are saved.
- You have not given your life to Jesus yet.
- You have some kind of relationship with God/Jesus/religion etc.
There are many places and people you may have entrusted with your spiritual awareness or beliefs. It may have happened when you where a child, after you started a family, or when you were late in life. No matter which group you are in, it is my belief that without turning your life over to Jesus, you will never be able to fully heal. Only God, your Creator, can fully heal a broken heart.
You may be able to be happy, move on to another relationship, feel better about yourself and your situation, but that part of your heart that needs a total healing will never completely heal. You will live the rest of your life missing out on the greatest possible life that God has for you.
Of the many people I have been blessed to help, the only ones that fully healed were those that have surrendered their life to Jesus. They asked Him to do only what He can do; heal that which surgeons and mental health professionals cannot. A spirit wounded, a life changed, a heart broken, a family torn apart. No matter how hard, they trusted the only One worthy of trust.
Until you have experienced the love, grace, and mercy that God gives during this healing season you will never experience a life that is full of hope, completeness, and thankfulness. It is a cleansing like no other. It is like seeing a beautiful sunrise at the ocean for the very first time.
If you feel you need to reconnect with God or want to make Jesus your personal Lord and Savior, repeat this prayer:
“Jesus, I need you. I am hurting and I am asking for You to save me. I give every part of my life to you, now and forever. Jesus, You are my Lord and Savior. Please forgive me all of my sins and flood me with you love, grace, mercy, wisdom, and understanding. My life is Yours. Heal me and make me whole. In Your precious name, Jesus. Amen.”
Over the next 6 days, you will be able to learn the powerful prayers God gave me that I use to this day. You will learn insightful practices that will allow you to live life in a way that will propel your healing forward.
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.