Part 7 – Legal Tips: The God Factor
I knew little to nothing about the court system before my husband left. However, as you might relate, I got a quick education.
Current law and the state in which you live have a huge say in each person’s experience when a husband leaves. Although, different factors may be at play in your situation, I wanted to share with you some of the zingers that really caught my attention as I found myself walking on this unexpected road.
My prayer is that some of the information here may be of help to you as you face some of the challenges that lay ahead.
7. God Is Even Greater Than The Legal System.
I know that so much of this information can be very disturbing, especially if you were as unfamiliar as I was to what happens when someone goes through a divorce. I literally felt like the foundation of all that I knew was shaken and that I had been kicked to the floor.
However, there is hope.
Ultimately, I came to a place where I had made many and specific prayerful requests of God as to what I wanted to happen. At the same time, I rested in the peace of knowing that, regardless of how it turned out, God was at work and had a good plan my family and I.
Trusting God when your life has exploded is not always easy at first. Believe me when I tell you this: God will even help you to trust Him when you can’t.
You will be okay. If you are not okay yet, it is because you are still in the middle of the story. Trust God. Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV) says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
When your life is in His hands, then He will eventually bring you to a place where you will experience a victory and divine fruitfulness in your life.
How do you jump successfully through all the hoops in the legal system when you do not know the first thing about the law when it comes to divorce? Maybe you have heard stories, or maybe someone close to you has gone through a divorce already. When it comes down to it, each one of us must prayerfully walk the road alone; make important, level-headed decisions about many matters as they come up; and understand what the wide array of consequences mean for ourselves in our particular situation.
Remember this: God will help you. I recommend that you make it your top priority to ask Jesus to be involved with you each step of the way. Ask for wisdom because God promises that He will give it to you (James 1:5).