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Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

Are You Struggling to Stand for Your Marriage?

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood…  Ephesians 6:12

Are you struggling to wait for your marriage to be restored? How are you doing in praying, fighting the enemy, and believing that your marriage can be restored? Are you losing hope due to your circumstances? Let me share a scripture that I pray you will memorize this week for you to know forever:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 6:10-12

My question for you today is, “Do you understand the meaning and the importance of the scripture in Ephesians 6:10-13?” This was one of the very first principles that the Lord taught me. Bob was not my enemy. This is a spiritual battle with Satan and a host of evil spirits. These powers of darkness are the spiritual forces of evil. I was not to react or allow the enemy to torment my mind with all the imaginations that “may be” going on in my husband’s life.

You can lay your husband or wife at the Lord’s feet every day or every hour and tell the Lord that you trust Him to block and stop the enemy. You then must be faithful in praying and fasting. You can pray different scriptures with your spouse’s name in them daily. Remember that God’s Word does not return void. This became one of my favorite ways to pray. (I’ll share how you can do this same practice at the end of this article.)

I felt like the Lord showed me that the enemy had a plan to destroy our family. We were going to be another divorce statistic. Satan was trying to destroy another family instead of serving the Lord and making a difference. The enemy was also working overtime to tempt me to fall into sin by not believing and trusting the Lord for my marriage to be restored.

The battle that you face with your spouse is not about you and your spouse. It is a much larger spiritual battle that will affect generations to come. Satan is the father of all lies, and he is out to deceive men and women daily regarding doing right versus living in sin. Never forget the enemy’s plan, but know God is greater.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10:10

I challenge you to pray Psalm 51 regularly with your spouse’s name in it. Choose to live above your circumstances through the power of your Lord Jesus Christ.

Has the enemy been attacking you with thoughts of giving up? Are you tired of all the struggles of financial problems, loneliness, jealousy, unforgiveness, and having no patience in waiting on the Lord’s timing? Be on guard. Be alert. Let me share a powerful scripture for you. Write it on index cards or sticky notes to remind you how to react to your spouse’s actions and words.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.  1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.  Proverbs 4:23-27

What would you do if your loved one was taken captive by an enemy? Would you not fast and pray without ceasing, asking others not to give up on your spouse and praying for God’s divine intervention in the crisis? That is how you need to think about your spouse. They have given in to the enemy, and our Lord is the only one who can rescue them. Your circumstances may seem impossible, but God likes impossible situations to get the glory, honor, and praise.

We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ! Never forget your Lord’s power, and in His perfect timing, He can heal and restore your family.

…The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.  Psalm 146:7-8

God bless,

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