I have to credit www.thegypsymama.com for the idea of Five Minute Fridays. As if I needed another reason to love Fridays. The rules are simple: Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. The prompt for today is: Beyond.

~ Let the egg timer begin ~

Beyond. Beyond divorce. Beyond the pain and fear. Life. New and free. The unknown was scary. But, beyond the end of the road, God stood, waiting for me when others walked away. They missed the miracle. He took my hand and led me beyond the broken and disappointed. He comforts me. He provides for me. He leads me. He loves me.

I stepped out in fear beyond a world I knew. Beyond the heavy burden. He took my burden, lifted my children, and led me to peace, joy, and forgiveness. God hates divorce. Yet he met me there at the end of the road and walked with me beyond my failures into his grace.