Getting a Grip on Divorce
DEAR BELOVED SON OR DAUGHTER OF GOD:
so sorry that your family has been affected by divorce. There are so many
sorrows in life: illness, pain, death, divorce, and other unfair miseries. You
may ask, Why would God let something this
happen? Good question; let’s talk
GOD GAVE US FREE WILL.
God never wanted us to go through
these things. But because he loves us—and doesn’t want to be a controlling
puppet master—he also gave mankind the powerful gift of FREE WILL so that we
get to make our own choices.
In the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve were FREE to choose God and his good ways .
. . or FREE choose their own selfish
desires. Tragically, they decided they were a whole lot smarter than God and
made a very bad choice! They misused
their freedom and now the whole world has to pay the price: we deal with
suffering until we get to heaven. Because
he won’t take away our precious gift of FREE WILL he permits evil to exist.
Everyone struggles with using free will properly. Every day we get tempted to
choose what is right and good…or wrong and selfish. When someone chooses bad things—like
divorce—they may not realize that it
always hurts a lot of other people.
GOOD THINGS WILL COME FROM THE BAD.
But the GOOD NEWS is Jesus came to show us how to overcome life’s problems and
find happiness that no one can ever take away. Don’t worry: even though there is still evil in the world, he promised he
would bring GREATER GOOD out of the bad. So trust him, be patient, and keep
your eyes open for his surprises!
Even when you don’t feel like it, he is with you.
He loves you.
He wants you to come to him.
He will listen to every sad, mad, bad, thing you need to say.
with divorce or other sad or scary problems in your life, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.
TALK TO YOUR PARENTS.
So talk to both of your parents, if possible, or a wise and trusted adult. Talk to God, your Perfect Father, in your
prayers. Do you like to journal? Write down
your fears, worries, thoughts, and feelings. Don’t forget your hopes and
dreams, too. Keep it private or share it with your Mom or Dad.
We'll help your parents; they'll help you.
Catholic’s Divorce SURVIVAL Team * * *
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