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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.

It Is Finished

Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus Of Nazareth, The King Of The Jews. Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”  John 19:16-22

Good Friday may have felt like anything but good. Mary stood and watched Jesus Christ suffer and die. This was all part of the plan. God sent His only Son to be the ultimate sacrifice, shedding His Blood on the cross, dying for our sins. Jesus Christ gave us the most precious gift – eternal life.

As Jesus hung on the cross, the disciples thought their relationship with Him was over that day. But their ministry was just about to begin in an even more powerful way! God was going to show His power over death, revealing that Jesus Christ had defeated death and Satan.

Today may feel like a bad day. You may think your marriage is dead but wait and see what the Lord can do in your family as you pray and seek His will. I never thought I could wait and believe the Lord for a miracle in my marriage. I would listen to my family and friends with unbelief and then start doubting all the scriptures and signs the Lord had shown me.

Early one morning, I was crying out to the Lord. The pain, the discouragement, the responsibilities of being a single parent, financial problems, and so many other things were coming against me. Then suddenly, I felt the presence of the Lord, not with an audible voice, but a thought that was so strong, saying, “It is finished.” I instantly thought of the scripture in John 19:30, which says, When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

It was as if the Lord wanted me to stop doubting and believe in Him. I knew I had to make a decision that night. I chose to believe in my Lord, His power, and His Word. Bob was blinded, deceived, and a prisoner. (2 Timothy 2:26) I needed to pray and wait for the Lord to set Bob free. My husband was coming home to the Lord and his family someday. I chose that night to wait forever.

Are you willing to wait for God’s best for you and your family? Are you walking in victory today? Do you believe that your Lord has paid the price for your and your family’s salvation? Has the enemy stolen your spouse, your faith, and your joy?

During the time Jesus was being beaten and displayed on a cross, we can learn so much about how to love others from His example.

Jesus displayed forgiveness when he prayed, “Father, forgive them.” (Luke 23:34)

Despite his situation, Jesus still shared God’s love with those around Him. He ministered to the criminals hanging nearby (Luke 23:39-43).

Jesus showed us how he triumphed even despite his spiritual questions, “…My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) and his physical suffering (John 19:28).

There was no better example of how to endure hardship and suffering. Today, we reflect on the darkest days for the disciples. You may face difficult circumstances in your darkest days, but remember that Sunday is almost here!

Surrender your spouse to the Lord and walk in faith and victory. This Resurrection Sunday, celebrate that Jesus Christ is alive, he arose, and God defeated the enemy! Nothing is too hard for our Lord to do, including resurrecting your dead marriage.

After encountering the Lord, where the words “It is finished” became so meaningful, I repeatedly played the old song by the Gaithers.

The battle is over! We know how the story ends: Jesus defeated death, and God’s will was made complete. Stop worrying about the process and start worshipping the Lord, who works all things out for His glory (Romans 8:28).

God bless,

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Amber
Amber
21 days ago

I really needed to hear this one today. I have felt so discouraged the past two weeks & the more I give it all to the Lord the harder it seems to have gotten.

Lalitha
Lalitha
21 days ago

Thank You Charlyne! Jesus thank You for Your finished work on the cross. We rest in it.

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