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My divorce story…picking up the pieces, making sense of the mess, single parenting, and other encouragement along the way!

Tough Lesson! April 4, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — justmejesusandsippycups @ 8:45 pm

Shortly after my divorce, I subscribed to the daily encouragement emails from DivorceCare.

DivorceCare is an organization that provides resources and support groups for people overcoming / recovering from the effects of divorce.  They offer a free subscription to a daily email for an entire year.  They are short and concise, but powerful and so on point!  They are clearly written by people that have been through divorce and understand all the different stages and layers.   I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Today’s email was so good, I wanted to share it.  This is a timeless and core truth that we would ALL benefit from grasping/embracing, no matter what you are going through!  I hope this encourages you today!

You Are Complete with God
Day 181

“It’s unfair and unrealistic to expect that there is a man or a woman out there who can please you forever or fulfill your heart,” says Rob Eagar.

Whether you are married or single, you will only be complete in a relationship with God through His Son Jesus. Examine your spiritual life to see if you are complete through Christ, or if you feel that another person would help to make you whole.

“My heart will never be fulfilled until I realize that I am complete and that the only Person who truly loves me unconditionally is Jesus Christ Himself,” continues Rob.

Humans are imperfect. We are flawed, and we do not have the ability to fulfill another person.

Jesus Christ, though, is perfect. Because of His love, you can be in a right relationship with God, and you can flourish in that relationship. God has a higher purpose for you than to find a mate. Trust Him.

Cathy shares, “Marriage is supposed to be the strongest relational bond here on earth, but I realize now that I put my marriage before Christ. I clung to my husband and depended on him too much. I should only have that kind of dependence on Christ. When everything was taken away, it was like God said, ‘Okay, Cathy, you’re alone; you’re stripped. Now let Me show you who you really are. Let Me show you how much I love you. Let me show you the person I created you to be.”

John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Faithful God, Your love is trustworthy and amazing. Whether I remarry or remain single for the rest of my days, You are all I need to be complete. Amen.

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