“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” ~ Anonymous
Amidst The Suffering
If pain really is weakness leaving the body, then I guess that makes us bionic women! When we are in the middle of pain, it is hard to see anything good about it.
If you are training for an endurance race or working out, it is easy to understand suffering to get the results you are seeking. But that concept is much harder to accept when we are facing emotional or spiritual pain.
I can say without a doubt, however, that when you get through the heartache, suffering and struggle of a midlife divorce, you are stronger than you ever imagined you could be.
Stronger Than Before
During the pain of my divorce I learned lessons that eventually became my super powers: faith, joy and determination. Little things don’t bother me like they used to. I have learned to hold my head high through personal attacks, unfair circumstances, confusion and loss. I understand more fully that with God, I can conquer any difficulty.
Instead of looking at the pain of divorce as something that saps your strength, look at it as something that is “forging the tempered steel of virtue,” and making you stronger and better than ever.
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials for we know that they are good for us — they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Then when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well …” ~ Romans 5:1-5 (The Living Bible)