Life after my divorce was so uncertain and disorienting. So much had changed. Most of the familiar routines, people, and traditions disappeared. My life felt awkward, almost alien. It really was as if I had been dropped onto Mars. I spent most of my energy numbly fumbling around trying to make sense of the my new life’s landscape. I was lost. All I knew to do was to pray and cling to my Catholic faith.
Looking back over those dark and difficult years, I now realize that how my life played out was not some random series of events. I didn’t just “get over” my divorce and have life return to normal. No, I was being led. Jesus was gently guiding me down His path. Each time I chose to follow Christ’s way instead of my own, I was surrendering my fear and uncertainty and trusting Him. This trust allowed Him to lead me to an abundant life overflowing with peace and joy. I could never have found this path on my own. He offers the same path to you. Cling to Him and be confident that His way leads to abundance. Count on it!
No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13