My husband filed for divorce but it’s in Canada. The divorce is granted in the Philippines but since he was a Philippine citizen at the time of filing and Philippine law governs Filipino citizens wherever they are in the world, the divorce is not valid here.
I’m still considering myself as married to my husband. Still wearing my wedding ring. It has been five years since we got married and it has also been five years since I saw him and was with him. Now, even text message or email, wala… as if we don’t exist to each other.
But then I learned and am still learning to wait on the Lord. Sabi ko nga, I will behave as a single woman when God tells me so but until then, in the eyes of God and man, I am married to my husband. 😊
Every time people tell me to move on, I’m young and can get married to someone else because I deserve to be happy, this verse lagi sumasagi sa isip ko na gusto ko pag humarap ako kay God, irereport ko ito na I stand firm for my marriage na kahit sinasabi na ng mundo that I don’t deserve to be treated this way at the end of the day si Lord naman ang judge ko at gusto ko when I face Him, yan yung maririnig ko sa Kanya [this verse keeps getting stuck in my mind. I want that when I face God, I will tell him that I stood for my marriage. Even if the world tells me that I don’t deserve to be treated this way, at the end of the day, it is God who is my judge. I want to hear from Him the words:
Matt 25:21 His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
This sustains me.
I always tell my loved ones who want me to move on, “You know what, when I made my vows at my wedding, it was not just to my husband but most of all, to God for when we got married, it was a covenant among the three of us. 🙏
Keep the faith, Sis. The law of man is not always the same as the law of God. His law is higher. We can trust more what God can do in our lives.