I have been going through alot in the last few months, I mean some run to or run away from the cross stuff. For a few weeks I even slacked off going to church because I really wasnt sure where? what?? when? how? You know all the questions you ask when you dont have a clue and something has hit you so hard for a loop you are just shaken. Anyways God has really been working on my heart. He led me to a woman in the complex I live in, well come to find out, I actually, when I lived in my hometown, I was her supervisor at the factory I used to work at, so having her show up in the same complex I live in was truly a God thing. Anyways "Val" has a 10 yr old son and a 3 yr old daughter, single mom, going to school full time for nursing and working temp jobs to make the bills. Awesome lady! Anyways our new thing is to meet up in the evenings and sit on either her porch or mine while our kids play, well the 1st couple of nights we hung out we just chatted nothing major and then like a week ago I came over brought her some strawberry shortcake I had made and she started asking me how I can be so happy all the time. My world is crashing down around me (she knows the whole story) and here I make the effort to hang out with her each evening so anyways that evening I brought over the strawberry shortcake, she came out onto the porch with her bible. I didnt know she even knew what a bible was or where she was with the Lord (although I had prayed for her and wondered). But anyways over strawberry shortcake we talked about my divorce and the issues in her life and how she didnt want to smile anymore. I got to see a side of her I never thought was in her. She actually wanted me to know by the end of the evening that she looked at me as a sister in faith. I felt so bad for her as she poured her heart out, she was so lost, and she got me thinking how many "forgotten" people are there out there? She isnt exactly lost, just pretty much been looked over? We sit on here, and I know I have been judged for my life and for my divorce and for dating again but without my divorce I wouldnt have moved to this complex I wouldnt have met up with "Val" again and I wouldnt have been able to be this Sister in Faith for her and for others God has put in my path. Last night, as we sat on her porch with our ice teas and the kids playing, she asked me if anyone can truly be happy. I know her working and going to school is wearing on her like big time and I know she would like a man in her life --- I know that she wants the whole husband and the house with the white picket fence and before I could answer her, it was like God took over and I explained to her that yes you can have a new chapter in your life with the Lord but you have to be happy in Him before you can have a man in your life. As I was sharing Matthew 6:33 with her and sharing some more of my testimony you could just see the walls crumbling inside. God uses everything that happens to us for His glory. Yes we may hate it but when we achieve the peace that passes all understanding, its all worth it. But the point is we have so many people that know about God, yet dont understand we can come to Him for everything we need. Come to Him as they are sinners and He can make them as white as snow. His Son died on the cross for us, we sit on these boards and judge others actions when sometimes those actions although they didnt seem right in our eyes are exactly what God needed us to do to get to another soul. I know alot of you believe divorce is wrong, yet whether we like it or not, just like with many sins, it happens. And we can sit there and say its wrong, or we can make the best of things and ask God how He can use this to better us. There are so many "Val's" in the world and there are so many seeking people, instead of saying we arent worthy because of this or that sin we need to ask God..okay God how can you use this for the Glory of Your Kingdom?