God doesn’t see us as having value because of our marital status. We have value because we are His precious children. We are part of the ‘whosoever’ in the promise of John 3:16:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
When we are in the midst of a divorce, this may be easily forgotten. We may have spent so long presuming that our worth as a male or female was the responsibility of our spouse. If we were loved and cherished by them, then we must be love-worthy. But when we are rejected, what confusing message does that send to our hearts?
In our grief, we may forget that the affirmation of a spouse can never hold a candle to the One who affirms us and has done so since the foundations of the earth were created.
Though there may still be pain, rejoice! Pain is finite. Hold onto this immutable truth: Our worth comes from an everlasting God, not our ex-husband or ex-wife. Rest in His faithful promises during times such as divorce, lean on others, and allow others to lean on you. You are precious and worthy in His sight!
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