Monday, December 31, 2012
One year ago today my ex-husband told me out of the blue (to me at least) that he wanted a divorce. 2012 has by far been the hardest and at a lot of times the worst year of my life. On the other hand, I have seen God working in my life. He has provided for me such loving, supportive family and friends. He has provided a new career path, a newer car, a divorce support group, an amazing church family, and a place to live with a friend who understands. And so much more. God has showed me what it is to be His beloved daughter. He carried me through this year when so often I wondered how I'd make it to the next day. Here I am, a whole year later. And I am thankful. Some verses for the future: Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Psalm 27:3,5,13-14 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! 1 Peter 5:10 (The Msg) The suffering won't last forever. It won't be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ — eternal and glorious plans they are! — will have you put together and on your feet for good.