Yes, I still love my ex-husband.
Oh please, dear friend, hear my heart. These words are not written flippantly; so, hang tight for a moment and please let the Holy Spirit’s words that flow through my fingers as I type resonate in your heart as you read.
Divorce is messy and leaves scars on both parties involved; yet, as I’ve ventured through this season hand-in-hand with my Heavenly Father, I have come to realize how truly vast and extraordinary His love is for me in-spite of my many shortcomings as His daughter.
Recently, in my morning strategy meetings with Jesus, He and I have been reading through the book of Psalms. As He reveals His truth to me, I am astounded by the amount of times that David called on God’s faithful love.
As I follow his journey through each chapter, I realize that on many occasions I could identify with the struggles and emotions David was experiencing.
Except for one area. David seemed to really want his enemies to be destroyed! He was hurt, I get it; but it was as though the Holy Spirit gently pointed out that my sins and shortcomings are no better than anyone else I could compare myself to, and yet Jesus loves me so faithfully. And if I can believe that for myself, then I have to believe that for every child of His.
He loves my ex-husband just as much as he loves me regardless of how we behaved individually before, during or after our marriage. He doesn’t love one of us more than the other. He doesn’t only want to have a personal relationship with one of us.
He is faithful to me and He is faithful to him.
End of story.
Consequently, the love I feel has changed from that of a husband and wife, to that of a brother and sister in Christ.
I pray that God’s hand would touch and protect his life in the same awe-inspiring way that He has touched and protected mine—and even more if He so chooses.
The freedom and joy I experience in this very moment, is like nothing I have ever experienced in my entire life and I want this for everyone around me!
So, last night as my fur-baby and I turned in for bed, the Holy Spirit clearly gave me this blog post title. The devil then put his plan into action and subconsciously attacked by using dreams against me while I slept.
But praise the Lord I am covered in His blood and I have the power to overcome those attacks from the enemy in Jesus name.
You can too, friend! As His children, we have the power to love the ones who hurt us because we have experienced the true redemption of His faithful love in our own life.
So, who’s face or name did the Holy Spirit point out to you today?
Who do you need to love ?
And have you fully experienced that faithful love in your life?
You can today!