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Overcoming Divorce

10 scriptures to read when you’re healing from a divorce.

Divorce is a word that can trigger emotions. It’s the thing that couples try to avoid when their marriage is going through brokenness. Many people have suffered, and many families have been divided because of it. Although divorce is not a sin, there are sinful actions that leads to an ending of a marriage. Even though God never created marriage to end in divorce, under certain circumstances, God allows it. So, for many couples, divorce is the final solution.

If you are divorced, you know how painful it is to carry the burden and how difficult it is to deal with the aftermath. It’s a traumatic experience that will change your life. Divorce is a loss, and it feels like you’re grieving a death. You realize you go through the different stages of grief including denial, anger/shock, bargaining, depression, and then finally acceptance.

Healing from a divorce doesn’t happen overnight. The healing process requires prayer, time, patience, repentance, faith, forgiveness, self-reflection, development, and more. We need Jesus to come in and fix all the broken pieces and heal all the wounds. In addition to healing, you become the topic of discussion at people’s dinner tables or during their brunch events. One of the hardest challenges Christians will face when they get a divorce is unsolicited opinions from others who either never been divorced or never been married. People will gossip about you, condemn you, abandon you, mistreat you, blame you, and shame you for getting a divorce. Their opinions are like the enemy’s lies. It is best to ignore them and focus on overcoming the life-changing experience. Divorce is a devastating and humiliating situation. But don’t allow anyone to make you feel worse about your situation. God will love you. He will not condemn you or shame you. He will guide you, deliver you, and comfort you before, during, and after the process. Many people go through this alone, so this is not the time to turn away from God. If you are going through a divorce, continue walking with God. Seek counseling from Christian leaders who honors God and who will provide biblical truth

Here are 10 scriptures you can pray over and meditate on to help you overcome the challenges of divorce and get through the healing process:

1. No condemnation

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” - Romans 8:1 KJV

2. God heals

“He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.”- Psalm 147:3 KJV

3. Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”- 1 John 1:9 KJV

4. Redemption

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”- Ephesians 1:7 KJV

5. Made new

“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

6. Deliverance

“who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”- Colossians 1:13 KJV

7. Love of God

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”- Romans 8:38-39 KJV

8. Restore “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with thy free spirit.” - Psalm 51:12 KJV

9. Slow to anger

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”- Psalm 103:8 KJV

10. Repentance

“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”- Luke 15:7 KJV

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