Kids in divorce situations can often feel very alone. We are passed from one house to the next — from one parent to the next — and don’t feel like we truly have a real home. Things seem unstable and distant, especially when time is divided equally between both parents, or visits are switched up frequently. Similar to changing schools, you have to readjust your friends and routine each time you change houses.
I love this painting by Ron Dicianni because of how I was encouraged when I first saw it. Jesus is walking right behind the traveler. It’s kind of hard to tell, but I think that’s a volcano in the background. But the man isn’t looking at the huge volcano; he’s instead looking ahead to the door of heaven in front of him. Jesus’ hand is on the man’s shoulder, guiding him and giving him strength.
Like the man in the picture, we can turn our back on the hardships in our life if we look heavenward. We know what is right ahead. More importantly, we know who is right beside us. We are never alone. When all else seems to change every weekend, God remains constant. He will never change. He goes with you wherever you are, and he is still the same when you switch houses for the millionth time. Our problems just don’t seem quite as important when we are looking God in the face.