“This feels like a death,” I distinctly remember telling my mother on a very cold, and very lonely, November day, shortly after my divorce was filed. A divorce is a death—the death of a marriage. And with it comes all the same feelings of grief that are associated with a physical death. And like a physical death, a period of mourning follows the divorce. The loss of all the dreams, commitments, traditions, and intimate bonds that make up a marriage must be mourned in order for healing to occur.
Christ has a special place in His heart of those who are mourning. In His Sermon on the Mount, He said “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The word “blessed” means “to set apart.” For those who are grieving the loss of their marriage, He is speaking directly to you. He has set you apart for an abundance of His healing mercy and love. You have a special place of honor in the heart of The King. He has made it His mission to pay special attention to you during this difficult time and nurse you back to the fullness of life. Rest in His merciful arms and allow Him to carry your pain and heal your wounded heart.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4