Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finding Help

When human life is threatened by serious injury, a medical system is activated to provide help. Patients are sped to an emergency room to stabilize their condition and to get a diagnosis of what is wrong. Recovery might take months or years, but a health care system is in place to help the patients each step of the way.

The emotional damage from divorce can be just as traumatic, just as devastating, as physical injury.

"I didn't sleep at night," says Sherry, "and all these info-commercials come on at three and four o'clock in the morning about anxiety. I knew exactly what it was because my heart would be racing so hard that I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Then I started praying to have a heart attack."

The help system for divorce trauma is not as apparent. There is no hospital emergency room to go to. Yet, if you read God's words in the Bible, you will find that a different kind of help system, or emergency room, exists, and it's up to you to discover more about the healing offered there. Just as God restored and healed the nation of Israel in the Bible, He promises to heal your wounds as well. Can you trust the promises of God?

"'I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares'" (Jeremiah 30:17).

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