During our separation there were times when God brought some amazing encouragement to me just when I needed it. Once I was at a church in Michigan that was pastored by a friend. At the end of the service they had time for people to come forward for prayer, so I did. I was amazed that the couple that prayed for me had been through their own major marital struggles.
Another time I happened to attend a men’s breakfast at a church away from home. I briefly shared that I was separated. Two men came up to me afterwards who had gone through their own separation but reconciled. They spent all day encouraging me and that evening I had supper with one of the men and his wife and received more encouragement. I was just so grateful to Jesus for these amazing lifelines of encouragement.