That is a fair question, and if you’ve gone to church and/or believe in God you may very well have asked yourself that question since your parents separated or got divorced. Where was God? Why didn’t He stop the divorce? Why didn’t He answer my prayers? Maybe you even blame your parents’ divorce on God? Maybe you wonder how a loving God could let your family fall apart like it has.
In order to understand where God was when your parents divorced, you must first understand God’s view of divorce and His love for all people.
God Hates Divorce
The Bible is clear that God hates divorce. He hates all sin, and divorce is a sin. Divorce is one of many sins that God does not like, but sin is basically anything that God wants us to do that we don’t do and things He doesn’t want us to do that we do. This sin separates us from God and can hurt us and/or the people around us which is one of the reasons God hates it.
God didn’t design a world where moms and dads would not get married or would get married and then just decide to walk away. If you are upset of the disruption and changes in your family, you can rest assured that God is even more upset about them. If you are sad about those changes, know that God understands your pain and grieves over the situation you are in. It is not the way He designed things to be, but it the result of people choosing not to follow Him.