Best Years


They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. – Psalm 126:5, KJV

A couple of pastors predicted–i.e. prophesied–this when I was going through the deep valleys of adultery discovery and divorce. They both told me that I would one day remarry and have a family. Both spoke life over me.

But I had a hard time believing them then.

As we draw nearer to my second wedding anniversary, I can say with confidence that these past two years have been the best two years of my life!

Who would have thought that would happen after adultery discovery and divorce?!

I want to encourage you today. You may find yourself in the place I was several years ago. All looks bleak and dark. It seems beyond fantasy to dare imagine better years or even better days are ahead.

I am hear to tell you that they are.

God delights in taking ashes and turning them into beauty (Is. 61:3).

Yet that is not to say the beauty will look the same for everyone. A fulfilling life as a single may be what is ahead for you. Or it may mean another marriage. I do not know.

But what I do know is that God delights in giving us hope. Satan delights in despair.

Despair says, “The best is over and all is lost.”

Hope says, “Brighter and fuller life is ahead.”

So, I will echo words of hope as they are the words God speaks of this I am convinced. After all, Jesus declared in John 10:10 that he came to give us life and that to the fullest!

3 thoughts on “Best Years”

  1. Thank you DM for this tonight. My divorce trial is this Thursday and custody and all finances will be decided by the judge that day. After leaving my lawyer’s office today I admit I felt deep despair. Right now I cannot believe this is my life, I cannot believe I had no idea my husband carried this kind of evil in his heart. My heart and my kids’ hearts are shattered and this man seems to be enjoying it. Thankfully, my large and loving support system give me hope as well as your compassionate words. I know the Lord has been with me through every step of this nightmare. Those things are what keep me from being swallowed by the darkness. Would you be so kind to pray for me and my two boys on Thursday?

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