God’s love is unconditional and we are called to love in that way. I have come to rediscover His love throughout my circumstances. I had to. Believe it or not, I was told countless times that because I am divorced, God will no longer bless me. Yes, you read that right. I have been told by God-fearing, Christ proclaiming people that God will no longer bless me. Astonishing, to say the least, but thankfully there is truth and His truth has changed me. In the beginning, I believed the lies. In the beginning, I did not recognize the lies to be attacks straight from the enemy and I allowed the lies to turn my world upside down and doubt God, until I met the same Jesus that the Samaritan woman met at the well.
Just like the rediscovered love of Christ, I have also come to rediscover stories in the Bible, like that of the woman at the well. We have all heard the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, in which Jesus offered His living water. To me, this story used to be about Jesus revealing He was the Christ to not just a woman but to a non-Jew. Through this story, I saw His love for all people no matter their gender or race, but I have now discovered something more. My perspective has changed and for me there is now more to the story.
Back to divorce. Divorce does cause us to miss God’s best but I have also discovered that so do other areas of our lives where sin resides. Divorce is not the unpardonable sin. Paul wrote, “Where sin is increased, grace abounded all the more.” (Romans 5:20) Read that again. "God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant." Sin is in the world but because of Christ, we are no longer condemned.
God made a provision for all our sins by placing His Son upon the cross. Any new marriage, remarriage, divorced person, abandoned person can be born again and made new again in Christ. Think what this story about the woman at the well is saying. Jesus specifically went out of His way to minister to this particular woman. Why? Why did He choose her?