Seasons Of Divorce Volume 1: Seasons Of Loss And Sorrow

Day 6 of 7 • This day’s reading

Let’s think about the shock that comes with divorce. Sometimes it feels like you are in a nightmare, thinking you will wake up and everything will be back to normal. Or like you are standing outside yourself watching somebody else go through this awful experience, and think….I just can’t believe this is happening to me. That is what I think the disciples must have felt from the arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane all the way to Golgotha. How can this be? Surely it is just a bad dream. This can’t be happening. And they were also in fear of their lives…….if Jesus was first, surely the soldiers would come after them next….so they huddled behind locked doors. I know there were days in the midst of my crashing world when I just wanted to hide in a hole…..curl up in a chair and sit. Just sit.

I can’t imagine the disciples weren’t asking themselves or each other, “Why?” Why did they do this to Jesus? Why did God let it happen? What will we do now? And they received no answer from God. Maybe they were so busy worrying and being scared that none of them thought to ask God. God could have reminded them what Jesus taught them about His upcoming death and resurrection. But that reminder never came. It seems that, either they were so caught up in their own little worlds that they weren’t listening to God, or it just wasn’t any of their business yet….God would reveal to them why at the proper time and not before.

It is the same for us in divorce. We run the risk of becoming so caught up with the garbage demanding our attention that we don’t hear God. Or maybe we don’t need to know until God is ready to reveal it to us. Maybe He will reveal it to us during the divorce process, maybe not until He explains it to us face to face. God knows the perfect timing and information we need. Just make sure you provide appropriate opportunities for God to speak. Attend church and a Bible study. Read your Bible and good Christian books. Listen to some good Christian music. Share time with Christian friends. And make time for prayer. Because if God would speak to you about resurrection, you don’t want to miss it by being out of commission behind locked doors.