Charlyne Cares

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.

Do You Believe?

And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. Matthew 13:58 

This verse concludes Chapter 13 of Matthew. Jesus had delivered parable after parable to illustrate His teaching. The disciples had been sent out. Our Lord stood among a needy people, yet the scripture reports that they “took offense at him” (NIV) or “were offended in him” (KJV). The Lord’s power was not limited by man’s faith, but was exercised in response to it. Are you offending the Lord by your lack of faith that He will restore your marriage? Do you believe your marriage might be healed this day? We pray that you are living in the excited anticipation that any day could be the day.

When I awoke on July 7, 1987, more than a hundred miles from my home, I had no idea that in seven hours, I would be remarried to Charlyne. She certainly had no idea. Even though I resisted, I knew the Holy Spirit was working in my life. I do not know why I even came to town on that life-changing day, much less what prompted me to tap on her office window. I do know Who brought me each step of the way. He is the same God who will bring your prodigal spouse home in His time.

May I ask you a question? Whose marriage could be restored TODAY that would surprise you the most? Would it be that of a stander of years and years, or that of a friend who took a stand just recently? Are there marriages you have verbalized (or thought) will never be whole? Are you hindering the Holy Spirit by your lack of faith in your own situation as well as in that of others?

Charlyne and I want the Bible study group we host to be spiritual incubators for the birthing of healed marriages. We would not be shocked to receive a call in the next five minutes that any (or all) of the men or women, from any group, have their miracle. Yes, we would rejoice, oh how we would rejoice, but you would not hear either of us say, “That’s about the last marriage I ever thought would be healed.”

How is your faith walk for a healed family? What is it like when you communicate with others? Do you have enough faith to share, or have you become a person, just holding, barely hanging on from one day to the next? Are you simply getting by from one spiritual “fix” to the next, or are you excited that God is at work? The Bible is clear: “God hates divorce.” Do you think our Creator, who sent His Son to die for my sins and yours, wants any of us to be victims of what He hates? May the Lord help each of us become faith fountains, overflowing with the faith He has for us.

For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Because He lives,

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26 days ago

God hates divorce, I hate divorce too, I believe and I stand, and yesterday on our anniversary my husband told me that he wants to end it, he wants a divorce :-(( it took me a lot, a lot. Thank you for the encouragement.
Thank you for everything you do.

26 days ago
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Be still and know that He is God. And it ain’t over until God says it’s over! Be encouraged, dear one, in Him who is faithful!

26 days ago

Thank you for Bob’s perspective. Father we trust You.

Sound mind
In the chaos, You are the Peace
In my suffering, You’re here with me
In the darkness, You never leave
God of Mercy, you’re walking with me
I surrender, Anxiety
All the striving has to cease
In this moment, You’re still King
This is the gift You are giving to me

26 days ago

May the One Who stilled the waters and calmed the seas send those FOUNTAINS full of Living Water into our marriages today, in Jesus Name, Amen!

26 days ago

I struggle with unbelief. Not because Jesus isn’t able, because we all know not every covenant marriage will be restored. Just like not every person will be saved. We know the majority will go the lake of fire, yet Jesus is able to reach people and save them in life. Most souls and most broken marriages will not be restored. It’s a biblical fact.

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The Path To Marriage Restoration​

This teaching is Charlyne’s introduction to “How To Stand & Fight For Your Marriage!” Charlyne’s goal is to teach you, a stander, or someone you know with marriage problems, the path to marriage restoration that she has learned over the past twenty-five years.