It wasn’t my dream and it most certainly was not in my plans.
Truthfully, I was caught off guard. I was not prepared for the journey that I faced. For a long time I felt like I was drowning in my sorrows. My heart ached constantly for myself and my sweet boys.
If you have ever been through the pain of separation or divorce, can you relate?
On the nights where the pain hurts deep into your soul or when you hold your heartbroken children I want to speak a word of encouragement over you: God’s got you!
God sees you! It is tempting to think that God is not there for us when we go through hard times. I remember some dark nights when I would sit in my bathroom and cry wondering where God was and why He wasn’t there to rescue me.
When those moments and lies creep up on you I want you to remember three things:
1. God knows about your pain and struggles
2. He is always right there with you even if he feels absent
3. God will provide for every need that you have
For months during my divorce I felt like I couldn’t pray. I was struggling to stay sane and just get through the day. I didn’t feel like I had the words to cry out to God. I would just sit in my bed and moan or hum.
In those moments when you find it hard to pray please don’t feel discouraged.
During my journey as a single mom I learned a few things that helped me press on each day:
1. God hears your prayers! Even when all you can do is cry out in pain
2. God hears the prayers made on your behalf
3. God hears the pain of your children
Being a single mom is hard and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.
God is there for you and He has a plan for your life despite your pain. It is possible to find joy and purpose in your pain.
Just keep your eyes on the cross!
LaToya is a recovering perfectionist and control freak that loves old movies, good books and strawberry Häagen-Dazs® ice cream. She traded in a law degree to homeschool her children and be home full-time to serve her family. Through trials of divorce, depression, death and more she has learned how to find joy in motherhood and broken circumstances. As a certified life coach it is LaToya’s desire to encourage and equip other women to do the same.
*Are you ready to live a life that is beautifully broken? Join me on this life changing journey! No matter what your circumstances look like, you can find joy and purpose in your pain. ~ LaToya Edwards
Beautifully Broken by LaToya Edwards. Available HERE.