It seems that anything in life that is worth having involves suffering of some sort… childbirth, growing up, relationships, financial security, good health, etc. It all involves some level of work, self-denial, and pain. But in the end, the fruit of the labor makes the suffering worthwhile.
In going through a divorce it can be a bit puzzling to wonder what in the world can be good about losing a marriage and intact family? What in the world can be good about all the emotional scars left on parents and children alike?
God uses every bad situation for the good of those who love him and these “goods” often come in the form of virtues. Divorce teaches you how to suffer with patience, how to persevere when the odds are stacked against you. It reveals your real inner strength. It teaches you the importance of forgiveness. And in the end, you walk away with the gift of becoming a new person, one that can lead someone else through the darkness of divorce when needed.
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” says the Lord. “No one can come to the Father unless he comes through Me” (John 14:6).