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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.

Dead Marriages Do Come Back to Life

The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'” Ezekiel 37:1-6

Is your marriage dead in the eyes of your spouse? Do your friends and loved ones see you hurting so badly that they want you to get on with your life? What has the Lord been speaking to your heart in those darkest hours when you feel like you cannot cry anymore?

When I was in despair, I felt like I heard the Lord whisper, “I love you. I will never leave or forsake you. Turn to Me for your hope. Seek Me for doing My will and way for your life and marriage. Nothing is too hard for Me. I can restore your dead marriage.”

Your marriage, just like many other marriages, may feel hopeless. Some married couples are trying to survive, but on the inside, they are wrestling with pain, hurt or rejection. Many consider their marriage dead and hopeless. One spouse may decide to pursue divorce. God hates divorce for many reasons.

If someone were to write a book, telling every hurting couple what to do to reignite their love as it was at the beginning of their marriage, how long would the line be to buy that book? Jesus Christ is the answer! God has written a manual called the Bible with His instructions regarding marriage and so many other topics. The church is the Critical Care unit for both husbands’ and wives’ hearts to be healed, love rekindled and filled with unconditional love for each other.

Do you believe in God’s power? How big is your God? Your marriage may appear to be dead right now. My marriage seemed hopeless. But God! God whispered to my heart, “Have faith! Don’t give up. I will restore your marriage. I will breathe new life back into your marriage despite your circumstances! Believe in Me!”

I had to make a choice that day. I chose to believe and cried out for my husband to hear the Lord’s voice and to obey. I kept praising and thanking the Lord in advance for what He was doing on the other side of our mountain. We were divorced and he was planning a wedding with the other person. I trusted my Lord even when it seemed impossible. The Holy Spirit can breathe new life into your marriage, regardless of the condition it is in today. I pray that these verses below will become like a “rhema word” for you. Your Lord God wants to show His mighty power to you and everyone around you!

“Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.'” Ezekiel 37:12-14

Will you start praying that the Holy Spirit will move and speak to your spouse? Pray they will come to their senses and surrender their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. Will you pray in agreement with thousands of other standers every day that the Holy Spirit will breathe new life into dead marriages and new life into all spouses who are living in sin?

Right now prodigal spouses are slaves to their sinful lifestyle, but God can set them free. There is freedom in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Expect your miracle.

God bless,


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