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.

How Did my Life Become Such a Mess

Each week we share guest devotionals. The views expressed below are those of the writer and may not reflect the views of Rejoice Marriage Ministries or the Steinkamps.

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God has given me numerous dreams, scriptures, and prophetic words during my stand for marriage restoration. The battle has been long and hard, and sometimes more than I thought I could bear. But with God’s help, I have become a master of forgiveness and you can too.

Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!”  Matthew 18:21-22 (NLT)

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.  Psalms 147:3 (NLT)

Then if my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)

Although I would not consider myself a poet, I have written nine poems in the last few weeks that the Lord has given me. Below is one of them:

How did my life
Become such a mess?
Every single sin
Lord, now I confess.

Help me and heal me
Lord, help me let go
Of the pain and the hurt
The confusion, the lies.
Please tell me Lord,
Will it ever subside?

Just when I think
It’s about to end
It suddenly starts
All over again.

Seventy times seven
That’s what you said
For how many times
I must forgive and forget.

The assaults just keep coming
Lord, when will it end?
When will this broken
Heart of mine mend?

The battle is hard
But I know you’ll restore
And all of my trust
I put in you, Lord.

When it’s all said and done
I’ll finally understand
A walk through the fire
Was part of your plan.

Though I’m not restored yet
You’re still holding my hand
And if I had it to do over
I’d do it again!

God bless,

Deb in Washington

Rejoice Marriage Ministries


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Adam S
Adam S
9 months ago

No matter the storm, We all need to keep trusting OUR FATHER. Thank for a beautiful poem and reminder of how great OUR FATHER is!!!
Till the Race is done, Adam

9 months ago

That’s a beautiful poem! God bless you Deb! Father we praise You that You heal the brokenhearted and bandage their wounds.

You Made a way
You’ve made a way for me
To enter the Holy Place

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