“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 ESV
Feeling grief over a broken relationship or divorce is a given, but during the holidays it seems loss resurfaces, loud and uninvited, often carried into the new year, too.
Something triggers a memory and we get stuck—wondering what it could have been like had infidelity never occurred.
Seeing it from a new perspective, could it be God, in his mercy, has distanced or removed someone from your life? Perhaps God knew what was ahead and wanted to spare you further pain?
This side of heaven, we may never know God’s ways, but we can still trust His goodness because His word tells us we can—and God doesn’t lie.
God loves you and knows what’s best, but the enemy plants doubt and sadness at every opportunity. It’s easy to get stuck ruminating on the past.
On the contrary, God’s love and his character always remains faithful and true, even when we don’t understand. Think on these things, instead.