I dropped the letter in disbelief on to the kitchen counter. It was a copy of an affidavit that had just been filed with the court by my former spouse’s attorney. It was full of out-and-out lies about me. I had come to expect the torrent of falsehoods coming from my former spouse, so that was not what shocked me. What shocked me was that it was from one of my former in-laws! I hung my head in disbelief as I tried to gather my bearings. It was not going to be a good day.
Be ready for the ugliness of legal maneuvering and one-upmanship that divorce proceedings invariably become. It is a fight to the finish, often using any means just to “win.” You will be attacked, rest assured. When it happens, draw courage and strength to withstand the assaults by standing firmly on the rock of God’s promise to protect you from slander and falsehood. He knows the truth and He will use it as a shield of protection that no mortal man can penetrate. Remind yourself that each time one of the arrows of deceit come flying your way.
You have preserved me from the scourge of the slanderous tongue, and from the lips of those who went over to falsehood. You were with me against those who rise up against me; You have rescued me according to your abundant mercy from the snare of those who look for my downfall, and from the power of those who seek my life. – Sirach 51:2-3