New Math

The best way I can describe the suffering from my divorce is it was like a heavy weight strapped to my back, combined with a gnawing ache in the pit of my stomach. It was always there. The only relief I would get was when I slept. Unfortunately, the second my eyes opened, the pain would come rushing back like a pack of ravenous wolves. What made it worse was the hopelessness that settled in when I resigned myself to believe that I would feel this way for the rest of my life.

If you could sum up my life as a math equation, here is what it would have looked like:

                               Hopelessness + Pain = Suffering

That was math I could definitely understand. I was living it everyday. Fortunately, Jesus taught me some new math. It looks like this:

                               Hopelessness + Pain + Jesus = New Life

You see, Jesus created a whole new equation for life. It was through His suffering and death on the cross that allowed for the resurrection. Without the cross, there is no resurrection, only suffering and death. With the cross, there is the resurrection and new life. A new life filled with hope, peace, and joy. His suffering meant my suffering could end. And so can yours. Give Jesus all of your suffering from the death of your marriage. Nail it to His cross. When you do, you will share in the new life of His resurrection; a life that frees you from pain and fills you with hope, peace, and joy.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. – 1 Peter 1:3

Originally posted 2014-10-10 06:00:36.

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  1. I am so sorry for your pain; I’ve been there. For over twenty years while in a sham marriage I felt ongoing pain and suffering knowing that I didn’t have a spouse, a partner, a support system or a husband. Not having had experience beforehand, I was clueless as to what was wrong with him. Only through much soul-searching and therapy I realized some of the truth: that he was/is a spoiled, selfish, immature, narcissistic abuser who didn’t show his true colors till later and didn’t want children and therefore was/is not marriage material. The result is that I cannot trust men so that I refuse to date, even though I can because I got an annulment. I now live only for the family I have because he grudgingly acceded to having two children, and I’m so glad they’re here because I stayed with it as long as I could stand it. May God bless you, Vince.