Divorce and Spirituality

If, when you think your divorce means you have it worse than anyone in the world, consider this:

The point is not to suggest that you can feel better because others may have it  worse.  The point is that a man who has it as hard as Nick Vujicic has truly (and  clearly) found happiness in his life.

If Nick Vujicic can do that in spite of all the  overwhelming, undeserved obstacles life placed in his way, a divorce is hardly  insurmountable.  As hard as it is to remember, it’s not a question of your  circumstances, not a question of what people and the world are doing to you.  The  strength not only to endure but to overcome lies within you, always.  Always.  You are a child of God, and all that that entails.  Not only is our Heavenly Father looking out for you more than the most loving earthly parent, you are possessed of a divine spark.  God has faith in you, so put your faith in him and believe–know–that you can overcome; you will overcome if you trust in that Power greater than you and your suffering, and persevere.

Still not persuaded?  See here:

Then Google Og Mandino and see what he accomplished, despite the crushing adversity he faced.

Remember:  This Too Shall Pass.

King Solomon, feeling despondent, asked his advisors to find him a ring he had once seen in a dream.”  It has magic powers,” the king told them. “If a happy man looks at it, he becomes sad, and if a sad man looks at it, he becomes happy.  ”When I feel satisfied I’m afraid that it won’t last. And when I don’t, I am afraid my sorrow will go on forever. Find me the ring that will ease my suffering,” he demanded.  ”You have until Sukkot to find it; that gives you six months.”

Spring passed and then summer, and still none of the advisors were any closer to finding the ring.  Some of the king’s advisors just gave up the search, believing the ring was a myth.  But one man, Benaiah, continued to look.   On the night before Sukkot, he decided to take a walk in one of he poorest quarters of Jerusalem. He passed by a merchant who laying out his  day’s wares  on a shabby carpet.  ”Have you by any chance heard of a magic ring that makes the happy wearer forget his joy and the broken-hearted wearer forget his sorrows?, Benaiah addressed the poor merchant.   He was surprised at the response, “Indeed I do, sir,” he said, as took a plain ring from his carpet and quickly engraved it before handing the ring to Benaiah. When Benaiah read the words on the ring, his face broke out in a wide smile.

That night the entire city welcomed in the holiday of Sukkot. “Well,” said Solomon, “has anyone found what I sent you after?” Some advisors stifled laughs.  Even  Solomon himself smiled.  But to everyone’s surprise, Benaiah held up a small gold ring and declared, “Yes, your majesty, here it is,” as he placed it in the king’s palm.   As Solomon read the inscription, the smug smile vanished from his face.  On the ring were these words: “This too shall pass.”  His sorrows turned to joy and his joy to sorrows, and then both gave way to equanimity.

Hang in there.



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