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.

God Has the Power to Transform Your Spouse

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.  Acts 9:1-2

A very common question that many people ask is: How can I believe that God can change my spouse when my spouse says, “I will never, never come back? I never really loved you. You need to get on with your life as I am with mine.  I’m happy now.”

I cannot possibly write all the words that prodigal spouses say to their one flesh mates to destroy any of your hope or belief that they would ever change their mind or have a heart transplant to return home. Don’t listen to their words; listen to your Lord’s Words that He speaks through His Word!

Things looked impossible when my husband, Bob, was away from home. Bob was running from God and often revealed to me how far he was from the Lord. But God! He had other plans, and no circumstance was too much for our Savior to handle.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”  Jeremiah 17:7

Our Lord God is in the heart changing business every day. God created His children and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for all sinners. Your Lord God does not give up on His children.

Every day, pray for your beloved spouse to have a Damascus Road experience, just as Saul did (Acts 9). Saul became the chief persecutor of the early church. Saul was the government’s hit man assigned to get rid of Christ’s followers. But God had other plans for his life.

It did not matter what Saul did or what he was doing to the Christians then. God had a bigger and more powerful plan for his life. It does not matter what your spouse has done. God has a plan for them and your marriage if you stand firm, waiting on your Lord to touch your spouse.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.  Isaiah 55:8

Our Lord God uses the most unlikely people to confuse the wise. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. There is not one person who is too difficult for the Lord to change their heart of stone. You must continue to pray fervently for your spouse and all prodigals that they will come to their senses. You need to pray that they will have their own Damascus Road experience with their Lord God.

We all need to pray that every prodigal will be obedient to the Lord’s voice and fearful of God if they continue living in disobedience. There are severe consequences to living in sin and in disobedience. Are you praying daily for your spouse’s eyes and ears to be opened to the Lord’s light, revealing the need for a Savior and Lord in their life?

One powerful scripture that you can pray daily is:

“Lord, open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”  Acts 26:18

Don’t ever give up on your spouse.

God bless,

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Josh
Josh
1 month ago

Amen!!!

Keith
Keith
1 month ago

After 30 years together 25 years of marriage just wants to walk away because I’m back communication and stuff I’ve done 14 years ago

Keith
Keith
1 month ago

Don’t know if I want to be here anymore because the coucher said this is all my fault but there’s so much he’s done too and I don’t understand why 2010 what I did

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith

We’ve all heard various similar words. The blame is usually cast onto the stander for the marriage falling apart. Take heart, if God has called you to stand for marriage restoration, then He will come through.

Lalitha
Lalitha
1 month ago

Thank you Charlyne! Father we praise You that You are in the heart changing business!

Rooftops
Here I am before You
Falling in love and seeking Your truth
Knowing that Your perfect grace
Has brought me to this place
https://youtu.be/Lg3wrMIxrRc?si=o2LSxn-hI13gYJT7

SRP
SRP
1 month ago

Beautifully written.

Margaret
Margaret
1 month ago

Thank you for your words of encouragement and hope.

Patricia
Patricia
1 month ago

I Have been standing for 20 years. I don’t see any changes and he has been in legalized adultery for almost 12 years.
I am being obedient to our Father, but have little hope anymore.

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