What does this mean for you?
It means that God’s nature is love, grace, hope, peace, holiness, and justice. He never considers quitting on you. You may sometimes feel that God has failed you, forgotten you, or left you. David, Job, Moses, Jonah, Elijah, and Peter questioned God about His absence when they needed Him. All of them realized later that they had misunderstood God’s silence—that He had been present the whole time. Even Jesus’ statement, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” was a rhetorical question—a statement that God would have to turn away from Jesus at the very moment that Jesus took our sins on Himself (Matthew 27:46).
It also means that divorce is not a “right” held by married people with bad marriages (Matthew 19:3-8). Christians who are cheating, hating, abusing, abandoning, or doing any number of unkind things should repent and ask God’s forgiveness. And then they need to change.
Maybe you’re living with the pain of an unrepentant, unchanging spouse. Maybe you’ve felt the neglect, the cruelty, the abuse, the collateral damage of someone else’s choices. Don’t despair—God will champion you. He will protect you (God can also use the law to protect you, so don’t stay in a dangerous environment). He will heal you. Redemption is God’s specialty—for married, single, and divorced people. He heals our brokenness.
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