A couple of years have passed since I first heard my spouse tell me that she no longer loved me. Words cannot describe the pain that I felt in that moment. Something inside of me died. That announcement lead me through some incredible struggles.
I can remember praying through the 23rd Psalm, "Lord, You are my shepherd I shall not want." But I stopped my prayer at that moment and cried out,"But I do want! I want my family! I want to be loved!"
God amazingly provided for me. He surrounded me with an incredible group of friends. He lead to a counselor who was able to walk me through the pain. He provided His healing presence.
Ultimately, I did end up going through a divorce; however my relationship with my children has never been stronger. And now this Valentine's day I know that I am loved. I am loved by God not because of anything. I just am loved! And God has brought a wonderful lady into my life. I know that I am loved by her.
God is faithful. He answered my prayers.