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.

Lord, Direct My Steps

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— they do no wrong but follow his ways.  Psalm 119:1-3 

Are you feeling discouraged because of your marriage problems, or are you walking in faith? Does your heart feel like it is breaking in two right now? Do you know how to get relief from your pain or fear of the future? Ask the Lord to heal your broken, wounded, rejected heart right now. He can become your great Physician, greatest Counselor, and closest Friend.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.  Isaiah 61:1 

Jesus Christ is the only answer for any problem that you are facing. He can be trusted. Depend on the Lord to direct your heart and your footsteps.

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  Psalm 119:9-11 

Start seeking the Lord, confessing your sins, and asking Him to change your own heart first and then touch and change your husband’s or wife’s heart completely. As you seek answers for your marriage restoration, you must surrender your heart and mind to your Lord Jesus Christ daily.

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.  Psalm 119:133 

Where should you start? Read Psalm 119 to reaffirm to you the importance of keeping your heart pure, which is by living according to God’s Word. Read scripture verses (like Psalm 119:133 above) in the Bible as prayers for your spouse. There is power in God’s Word that will not return void. (Isaiah 55:11) Cry out to your Lord, asking Him to touch, cleanse, change and direct both your and your spouse’s heart.

May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word.  Psalm 119:169 

How long have you been praying for your marriage? I know that you may have become very weary and tired. Don’t give up! Do not allow the enemy to give you passivity, hopelessness, or indifference regarding your marriage being restored.

Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:27-31 

When God speaks to your heart, accept it, believe it and then roll up your sleeves to start rebuilding your marriage. It took Noah a long time to build His ark. You can never stop working and finishing your part of your assignment, just keep trusting your Lord. While you are being obedient and laboring for your Lord, He is working on your spouse’s heart, regardless of where they live.

Don’t worry about your circumstances. My husband and I got remarried on a weekday afternoon. When I got into his car, his first words were, “Stop praying for me. You are tormenting me.” Then I just listened to him and kept praying, and less than three hours later, the Lord had him go get a marriage license for me to put in my Bible that “someday” he may return. While we were at his girlfriend’s favorite restaurant, the Holy Spirit spoke to his heart and told him, “You have made the biggest mistake in your life leaving Charlyne. I want you to marry her today.”

Bob had his own personal Damascus Road experience while I was away from the table. Do not be concerned by what your husband or wife is saying. It can be changed in minutes. You trust the Lord and let Him handle the timing.

Never give up on the mighty power of what your Lord can and wants to do for your prodigal and marriage. Jesus Christ died for all sinners, including your spouse. 

I pray that you will come to know the love of your Lord God so that you know He wants what is best for you and your spouse. Seek the Lord and allow Him to direct your steps.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.  Ephesians 3:20

God bless,

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1 year ago

Thank you Charlyne for such an encouraging devotional. Father direct us and our spouses footsteps according to Your Word. Let no sin rule over us( Psalm 119:133) Father may we always remember that You are God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with us when we love You and keep Your commandments( Deuteronomy 7:9).

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