When a marriage crash lands people tend to want to do the same thing. Was it HIS fault? Was it HER fault? Was it the Church's fault? Is it society's fault? Whose fault was it? It might make the rest of us feel involved... feel informed... to figure out WHY the family crash landed.. BUT.. To the passengers in that marriage plane - placing blame doesn't ease their pain. When your heart is broken.... all you want is for the pain to go away.
This is about SURVIVING when the plane that is your marriage gets off course.
This is about SURVIVING.
This is about NOT LETTING Satan DESTROY.
This is about getting up off the ground and walking.. no....RUNNING.. with JOY again.
Feel free to jot these Crash Landing Survival Tips down on your hand, your forehead, your right knee, your left ankle.. or.... not. But maybe a note taped to your refrigerator will help.
SURVIVAL TIP #1 - "MY PAIN IS GOD'S PAIN"
God feels your pain. God knows it. God grieves with you. God is LONGING to show compassion. LONGING to let you know how much HE loves you.. even if your husband does not.
Today.. all day... when you feel the pain... when you feel the fear.. say out loud
"MY PAIN IS GOD'S PAIN"
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them. He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
He has the POWER to save you.
He has MORE THAN WORDS.
YOUR PAIN IS GOD'S PAIN.