But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:11
Divorce is the number one option of marriages that are struggling. As soon as there is some major struggle in a marriage, many people look to getting a divorce.
They want out of the marriage, feeling that there is no hope of reconciliation. Many will even right a clause into a marriage certificate to allow for divorce or nullification of the marriage under certain circumstances. People want to escape the troubles, rather than face them.
Paul gave his own opinion on divorce. It was that if a woman separates from her husband, she should not get remarried. And the man must never divorce her.
Divorce has become so common and mainstream, that there is very little to no difference between the world and the church. Marriages face some difficulty and the only way that they see as a way out of it is by divorce. They want to give up, move away and try again.
God had never planned it that way. His plan was marriage was for life, no matter what happens in it. He hates divorce. Throughout the bible, the relationship with God is always shown as a marriage. God does not divorce the believer, though He will allow the believer to go.
When a believer goes through with a divorce, he is saying that his problem in the marriage is bigger than God. That God cannot fix his marriage. This is selfish, prideful thinking.
There is nothing that God cannot fix in one’s life, if one is willing to obey everything God says to do. To stop getting a divorce, one must love and forgive as God loves and forgives, and not allow divorce to even be an option.
You may be in a struggling marriage and are contemplating divorce. Don’t do it. Give your life, your spouse and your marriage into the hands of God.
Seek God to know how to treat and love your spouse as God treats and loves you. Be willing to love and forgive as Jesus loves and forgives you.
With God, all things are possible. Do not conform to the ways of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Allow God to rule in your life and marriage, and do not allow divorce to be an option, regardless of how ugly it may get.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to rule in your relationships with others; that you will trust God with your marriage; and that you will love and forgive as God does.