Aftershocks Of Divorce

June 13, 2008

“For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” – Matthew 6:14

Those who have experienced an earthquake know it can be shocking. Yet sometimes it’s the aftershocks that send people over the edge. Divorce is similar. The initial break is traumatic but the aftershocks can be devastating. The emotional trauma brings on grief, numbness, anger, guilt, and depression, as well as long-term negative effects on children, financial destruction, and loneliness. These aftershocks are just some of the reasons why God hates divorce. But remember, God doesn’t hate the divorced person. God will help you overcome the aftershocks if you remember to seek His forgiveness–ask for His help to forgive yourself as well as to forgive your “ex.”

If you’re a child of divorce, remember it’s not your fault. Choose to seek God’s help with forgiving your parents, and always seek the help of others when you need it. Remember, God loves you and wants you to overcome the aftershocks of divorce. Since He overcame a cross with the empty tomb, He can certainly give you victory in this area.