Do the powerful emotions that accompany the divorce experience have you feeling depleated of energy and hope? Do angry words and terrible memories plague your mind throughout the day?
Divorce is such an overwhelming experience that it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost yourself. This is precisely the time God is calling you to Himself, trying to draw you nearer to Him so He can refresh you with His love and His grace. But how can you hear His voice above the cacophony of emotions overtaking you?
The best way is to go away by yourself to a deserted place and rest with Jesus. This may be a challenging proposition for some because despite your need for rest, the day-to-day responsibilities of life dictate your freedom to do so. But even so, you can still carve out some quiet time to be with Him. It can be as simple as getting up a half hour earlier than normal to read the gospel reading of the day and quietly reflect upon it before the chaos begins, or as involved as attending a silent retreat and taking an entire weekend to be with God.
Whatever you decide to do, do it with the anticipation of receiving divine consolation and refreshment for your soul. This is His desire for you.
The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while” (Mark 6:30).