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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.

Lord, Increase My Faith

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household.”  Acts 16:31 

Do you really believe in marriage restoration? Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you a special Word of confirmation or a new “Rhema” word from God’s Word that will confirm to you again that the Lord is moving on the other side of your mountain.

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”  Matthew 21:21-22 

I will never forget when I was like you, up and down, questioning my stand. My family, church friends, and the people around me were so negative. But God gave me one faithful prayer warrior who prayed for me. When I got discouraged, she would open up her Bible, flip the pages, and tell me what the Word said. She told me, “You must believe and walk in faith. That is what a Christian must do their whole life.” What a profound statement Vera made to me many years ago.

As I read the Bible, I do not see people repeatedly going back to the Lord saying, “Would you speak to me one more time, tell me again, that you really want me to build this ark or take the Israelites to the promised land or build the Jerusalem wall or go and share the good news that Jesus Christ is alive.” They had faith and trusted Jesus!

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith…Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.  Matthew 8:5-10, 13 

Will you become a person of great faith? You have chosen God’s way and are rebuilding your home on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. God wants you to stop doubting, believe in His mighty power, and walk in faith, trusting Him every day to be all that you need for everything.

How many times a week do you battle doubt and unbelief coming against you in believing that your marriage is “not” going to be restored? How often do you doubt your spouse will ever change or accept Jesus Christ as Savior? Are you thinking, “It looks so hopeless in the natural?”

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.  Hebrews 10:35 

Believe in the power of your Lord Jesus Christ. Believe that He loves you and your family more than you do.

Lord, I pray that You will help me to believe and not doubt. Increase my faith and remove any lack of faith, unbelief, or fear that is coming against me. Thank You that You are in control of every one of my circumstances. I know that Your purpose will prevail in Your timing if I will only stand firm. Lord, speak to _____ who has walked away from loving our children and me and help them to take back the responsibility of being a husband/wife and father/mother. May You speak so loudly today to start changing their life completely, turning their hearts back to You and us, to our marriage, and removing all their sins, addictions, and temptations. I believe in Your mighty power, and I am praising and thanking You in advance for what You are doing in the Heavenlies. Lord, I pray for all men of God to preach the Gospel, and hearts and lives will be transformed forever. May You have a mighty harvest of souls this Lord’s Day. In Jesus’ mighty Name, I pray. Amen.

God bless,

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Lalitha
Lalitha
18 days ago

Amen! Thank you Charlyne! Lord increase our faith and remove all doubts and unbelief from us. We praise You for being our waymaker. You always make a way where there is none.

Waymaker
You are
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness
My God, that is who You are
https://youtu.be/iJCV_2H9xD0

Pamela
Pamela
18 days ago

Glory, glory, glory hallelujah! In Jesus name Amen 🌻🙏

Nancy
Nancy
18 days ago

Good morning. I had an “aha” moment after reading this!! It finally registered to me that I need to have complete faith as the centurion’s men have for him and in turn he had complete faith in Jesus! Just this morning I asked God to show me something which he did reveal to me but I asked again to make sure it was Him. He did not reply. It was like God was telling me, Didn’t I just give you the answer you wanted to know?? LOL and then I read this post. God is good! I will hold on to faith, God is working on the other side of the mountain.
I thank God has sent you with this post to me and the others who are standing for our marriage.
Thank you and God bless!!

Makenzie
Makenzie
18 days ago

A few weeks ago I was listening to something someone shared here actually in one of the comments. They asked God if there was still hope for their marriage & then this sermon popped up on their phone. I decided to click on it & listen too.
It kept saying –

He brings dead to life. He brings dead to life.
That really stuck out to me. The next morning I was praying & crying out to God – God bring my dead marriage back to life. Resurrect my dead marriage. Then this song came on – I’m gonna tell my fight He brings what’s dead to life. Then that morning the devotion was Charlyne’s restoration testimony & it was called
-God does restore dead marriages.
Then someone praying for me said – thank you God that this will be a testimony of the power of the word of God to bring to life even dead marriages.
Then I went to sleep a few nights ago with scripture playing while you sleep & when I woke up it had played through other videos & the one it was on was called
-On Marriage. Don’t give up & in the prayer at the end the pastor said
– God we thank you you are the God of resurrection in marriage & you bring to life even marriages that are dead.
Then God brought a Christian attorney into my life to help me fight for my marriage – ladies please pray pray pray for the favor for the judge to rule in order for my husband & I to get mandatory marriage counseling. But this is something my attorney wrote on a blog when I first found him. I didn’t realize it until how this keeps coming up & circling back around.

In a profession built on the death of marriage knowing there’s at least one lawyer trying to bring them back to life means a great deal.

Then I come to read the Saturday testimonies yesterday & see “resurrected from the dead”

This has to clearly be God speaking because this many times cannot be a coincidence. This has to mean God will resurrect my dead marriage to speak it to me this many times! I just am praying it will be before a divorce can happen..& we will get the court ordered marriage counseling. Do you ladies agree with something this many times it has to be God speaking? It just is so hard to stand on it when you don’t actually see anything happening…& also want to be careful to not read into things to get my hopes up…

Is this a rhema word? How do I know this is God confirming He WILL restore my marriage?

Tracy
Tracy
17 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

Wow! Mackenzie! THIS IS WEIRD!
I almost NEVER read these comments & yours is the ONLY ONE I read this morning! I’m the one who posted the sermon you listened to! The fact that it blessed you blesses me & confirms for me that there is STILL HOPE!!!
HOPE AGAINST ALL HOPE
God is sovereign! I’m praying for you!

Makenzie
Makenzie
17 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

Wow! Yes I saw you posted that because your divorce happened & asked God if there was still hope. My husband is trying to divorce me, but God has brought a Christian attorney into my life – it’s on other comments somewhere but it truly is a God thing & he is going to the judge to ask if the judge will rule in favor of requesting marriage counseling. Please pray!!! That would mean the divorce would be put on hold while my husband & I were to attend marriage counseling for 90 days. Please pray against my husband objecting & the judge seeing my heart as a faithful wife fighting for her marriage. That God would do this miracle!

Yes that message even said Abraham had hope when there wasn’t anything to even hope for. Or something like that. & that God confirmed it for you again. What stuck out to me in the message was he kept saying A – He brings dead to life. He brings dead to life. Abraham believed in the God who brings dead things back to life. Then after hearing that it was like I kept hearing that over & over. Like I mentioned. Even what my own attorney wrote on his page when I found him. & God just keeps sharing that with me. He is the God of resurrection & brings what’s dead to life. A dead marriage back to life. I know it has to be God sharing because that many times! So I’m praying God is telling me that is what He is going to do for me. Bring my dead marriage back to life. & for you too. Thank you God for leading Tracey to read my comment & confirming to both of us you are the God who brings dead to life & with you there is always hope.

Tracy
Tracy
17 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

My situation is beyond dead!
My husband is deep in sin & has tried his best to destroy his life & relationships! It looks as hopeless as Abraham & Sarah having a baby in their old age! But that is exactly what brings glory to God!!!
That’s what ALL of this is about! It’s not about me getting what I want because I want it! God will do this to bring glory to Himself!!!
I can’t wait to see how He does it! Stay focused on Him!
Praying for you 💕

Makenzie
Makenzie
17 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

I admire your faith! I guess that is when God does His best work right? When things look beyond hopeless & impossible. That is what my counselor just told me.

What is hard for me is I was the one in the wrong…my husband & I when we met were on fire for the lord then just through life we pushed God out of our lives slowly…& I treated my husband terrible..I know God has forgiven me, but that is what caused my husband to leave…& now he is not listening to God & thinks he is protecting himself from me & making the right decision for himself : ( It hurts so much because I have repented & told him how sorry I am, but he wont listen to me…I am scared. I want to trust God & believe & stand on everything He has shown me. I just am scared to walk through it. I am praying so hard God will intervene before a divorce can even take place. Right now my husband has me blocked so I cannot even talk to him…my situation looks hopeless too…

I can’t wait to see how God does it too..I am waiting. I don’t want to be alone anymore : ( we don’t have kids we are young & I have just been going through this alone…it has been the hardest thing of my life…& it feels like I am being punished because it was me in the wrong. God knows my heart though. He knows it is sincere & repentant & I want to love, honor, & respect my husband…like I should’ve done all along : ( I want my marriage to be restored so bad. So I am standing…yet I was the one in the wrong…I have always been faithful, but it was just my treatment of my husband.

Last edited 17 days ago by Makenzie
Tracy
Tracy
16 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

God doesn’t speak to us for no reason. If He spoke to you He will do what He says! He is faithful!!! Stand firm on His Word! Satan comes to try steal those promises & get you into your head & create doubt & fear ( believe me I know!) but stay focused most especially when it looks hopeless! Glorify Him!

Makenzie
Makenzie
16 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

I believe He did speak to me. I’m just so scared & I don’t know why…the loneliness is real & it’s crippling.

Do you think this is God speaking to me? I guess that’s what I’m worrying about too is how do I know it’s God speaking to me?
For example someone sent me a marriage testimony of a restored marriage & it was called – a promise is a promise. The wife said God told her a promise is a promise & His word is His word. That He wouldn’t promise something & not come through. He’s no man to lie. So I asked God after that is this a promise? Is all of this a promise from you to restore my marriage?

Then that Monday we had the guest devotion if you go back to last week it was called – A promise is a promise. Word for word same title as what I just listened to. & that devotion was the promise of marriage restoration. So I thought God was answering me & confirming – yes it is a promise. But then I wonder if I read into things or if it’s just coincidence… that’s why I get stuck. I am still learning the character & nature of God & how He speaks to me. That’s why I think I don’t just grab a hold & believe with no doubts. Because I’m still learning is this God? & how He speaks? Then I question if it was really was God answering me then wouldn’t I know that I know that I know & be so sure that nothing wavered me? This is why I get confused…

Tracy
Tracy
15 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

It’s normal to have doubts & confusion. I know that God has spoken to me through in different ways! Satan is always around though to drive a wedge of doubt which causes fear. Fear is one of Satan’s favorite tools! This process can be one of the most terrifying times in anyone’s life But We are told not to fear more than anything else in the Bible. If we stay focused on Him & in obedience to Him we’re in the safest place we can be.
God is tender & kind in our weakness & He is sovereign over all of it. One of the best things I’ve heard is a sermon by Tony Evans called “God Knows What He’s Doing”
I’ve listened to it many times to reorient myself when my mind starts to get the best of me. Let me know what you think https://youtu.be/tbaQAsdoq84

Makenzie
Makenzie
15 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

Yeah & I think God understands our doubt & confusion. I listened to a message last night about doubting Thomas but it changed the perspective of it to “honest Thomas” & how even though he doubted so much…Jesus came through the locked door & showed himself just for Thomas! Even with all his doubting. Jesus still proved Himself & showed Himself!

Yes fear has been so hard through all of this. I keep saying – God I trust you. Jesus I trust you. It’s just so hard to stand when it looks hopeless … in fact I heard from my attorney tonight & I was going to share it in here because I need prayer warriors to pray. My attorney is basically going before the judge to request marriage counseling. God brought a Christian attorney into my life & it’s such a God thing how it has all lined up. Even how I cannot afford him! But he reduced his rate for me. So he is emailing the judge with a cover letter to ask if he will rule in favor without a hearing. He gave me this idea & I didn’t even know it was an option. He said though going before the judge this way we risk it being denied all together because they’re usually done through hearings… so please pray God will move on the judges heart & give me favor before the judge. That he WILL rule without a hearing. My attorney put in the motion that – husband & wife are both Christian & divorce is against their beliefs. Pray that is strong enough to move on the judges heart & he won’t be able to go against God. If God is telling me He’s got this, it’s His battle & if it’s His battle & He never loses & if He brought me this attorney with this strategy then I have to believe God is for me & working in this. Basically getting this granted would put the divorce on hold for 90 days while my husband & I are obligated to attend marriage counseling. So please pray!!!!

I was reading Luke 18 tonight- now will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day & night & will He delay long over them? I tell you this He will bring about justice for them quickly.

Then in the notes it says –
If an unworthy judge who feels no constraint of right or wrong is compelled by persistence to deal justly with a helpless individual, how much more will God answer prayer! God will not delay His support of the chosen ones when they are right.
Which I know I’m doing what is right in His sight. He honors. & if all the other things aren’t coincidences then this isn’t either. Like you shared. God knows what He is doing. I will listen to that sermon now.

Makenzie
Makenzie
14 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

Tracy, based on everything I have shared do you think it is God speaking to me & confirming He will restore my marriage? I mean I feel like it is too many things to be a coincidence…but could God also speak because He is showing me it is His will…but my husband still has free will & He cannot force Him. But if God confirms its a promise isn’t that different?

Tracy
Tracy
14 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

God assures us that if we seek Him we will find Him That is a promise! God is right there with you, leading you through this. But when He gives a Word or a promise He doesn’t usually doesn’t give us a timeline. He expects us to be still & trust Him & wait for His timing! Believe me I prayed for my divorce not to go through & for God to open my husband’s eyes, but I’ve been divorced for 2 years & my husband is lost in his sin. But God did say there is hope against all hope! It is His prerogative to answer In His timing & in the way that brings Him the most glory!
I have learned to be still & trust Him. I’ve also learned that stillness is NOT compressed anxiety! It is truly surrendering to however He is going to work things for your good!

Makenzie
Makenzie
14 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

Well I think God confirmed for me like would you think this is that? There has been all these confirmations, so I asked God if this was a promise from Him after watching a youtube video of a restored marriage called – A promise is a promise & then the next day which was last Monday our devotion was called word for word – A promise is a promise. A promise of marriage restoration. Would you think that was God speaking to you & telling you it is indeed a promise?

Yeah He did not say how or when…I am praying though that by bringing this Christian attorney into my life who the way I found him was a God thing…that God will use him & the judges heart will be moved & we will get marriage counseling. It would put the divorce on hold while we are in marriage counseling for 90 days. If you see this below – I am going to copy paste –

it is getting really scary…I need you ladies…I need this standing community. I am so scared. I feel like God gave me a promise to restore my marriage..I don’t feel like I am reading into it.I mean how could I? Am I just reading into something I want & misinterpreting scripture & all these signs?? I am facing serious opposition so it just makes me doubt & question if this is really what I am supposed to do…God is asking too much of me…it is getting beyond what I can take…
My attorney sent the motion to the judge and literally within minutes my husbands attorney shot back saying they would like to file a motion & oppose & request a hearing…I am so scared. What my husband could say against me & now for us to go before a judge…I admitted how I was a horrible wife at times & I am so afraid my husband will use that against me. I thought God would intervene by now…I am scared, confused, hurt my husband is trying so hard to end this marriage…I have seen the confirmation after confirmation & then it looking more & more hopeless..
Then last night someone shared on the Bible app a scripture image & it alerted me.
The lord says – I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue & honor them. I reward them with a long life & give them my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
I felt like when I saw it God was showing me.
When I woke up last night in the middle of the night a random YouTube video was playing. I put on the sermon Tracy shared about God knows what He is doing by Tony Evan’s & when it was over it played through other videos when I was sleeping but I woke up on this part!!! This exact part in Psalm 91. That’s just wild to me! Waking up in the middle of the night on that exact part!

Then in the prayer book I pray for my husband – The power of a praying wife – the one I saw today was on deliverance & it was Psalm 91:14

I just am being honest…I don’t know how to keep standing, fighting, & believing…I feel like God is saying all of this but I don’t see it! So it discourages me of everything all together…& someone just told me God may want it all day but He will NOT go against mans free will. He will not force anyone to choose Him or obey Him…this is why I get upset..I don’t know what to do anymore…I just want to avoid all of this curl in a ball & not face it. Just give my husband what he wants because this is too hard…this is too much…this just feels like God is putting things in front of my face to give me hope but then it feels like my hopes are just being crushed…

Makenzie
Makenzie
13 days ago
Reply to  Tracy

Yes that is why I think He is speaking so much to me because I am seeking Him & literally making Him my everything…I just think I do still struggle with His character & His nature. Because I know He loves me, but my circumstances tell me He doesn’t…my circumstances say to me it looks like I am forgotten & abandoned & this doesn’t feel like a loving father. My question is do you think me watching a marriage restored testimony & it being called – A promise is a promise & then the next day the devotional being called – A promise is a promise – a promise of marriage restoration…do you think that is God confirming & saying that it is a promise? & if it is a promise can you miss it? Can my husband’s free will effect that promise coming to pass?

Did you struggle with believing God when your divorce went through & questioning His goodness? Did He give you the promise to restore your marriage before it went through & how did He confirm for you? How did He speak to you there is hope against all hope? How did you get to the place of being still & trusting Him? Surrendering? I think for me this is hard because I was the one in the wrong & I just daily am in anxiety because I wish I could do anything to make it right & show my husband how sincere I am & I am living with this regret & remorse…I wasn’t unfaithful nothing like that…just in how I treated him & he basically said enough is enough. He told me – God may give you unlimited chances, but not me : ( & he is beyond serious like his mind is made up…yet God seems to have told me He will do it…would you gather that? It can’t be a coincidence back to back I watched something on the restored marriage & then the devotion the next day them both being called the exact same thing. & what she said was God told her – A promise is a promise His word is His word & He won’t promise something & not come through. He is no man to lie. & all the last few weeks He kept showing me that verse in Numbers – He is not a man to lie or change His mind. Does He promise and not fulfill?I just feel like these things cannot be a coincidence but for some reason in my mind I think they are & how do I really know it is a promise?

Sarah
Sarah
16 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

You’re forgiven. Now you’ll do different because you didn’t know then what you know now,
right? You have to stop beating yourself up.

Makenzie
Makenzie
16 days ago
Reply to  Sarah

I know but I just have so much fear of my husband objecting to the marriage counseling & if he answers back to my motion of requesting it what he would say to the judge to argue his points of not. Like how terrible I treated him, the relationship being toxic etc. I’m just really afraid of that. I have been so worried & scared that it’s manifested in stress in my body…I was having such pain last night sharp shooting pains so awful it made me throw up & now I’m home today from work & I can’t afford to miss work because I have to afford to pay this attorney & so I’m just beyond stressed over all of this & now not feeling good & it’s like God why is all this happening?!!! I just cry out to Him & ask Him where He is? The loneliness & fear take over & it literally makes me sick…& the fear of the outcome. & what my husband could say to argue against my request for the court to order marriage counseling. I can’t even talk to him & it feels like I’ve lost him & I know I’m forgiven but I just wish I never did treat him that way & we wouldn’t be here & it haunts me everyday I’m alone because of it & I can’t take it back & im just crying out to God to turn it around!

Makenzie
Makenzie
15 days ago
Reply to  Sarah

@Sarah it is getting really scary…I need you ladies…I need this standing community. I am so scared. I feel like God gave me a promise to restore my marriage..I don’t feel like I am reading into it.I mean how could I? Am I just reading into something I want & misinterpreting scripture & all these signs?? I am facing serious opposition so it just makes me doubt & question if this is really what I am supposed to do…God is asking too much of me…it is getting beyond what I can take…

My attorney sent the motion to the judge and literally within minutes my husbands attorney shot back saying they would like to file a motion & oppose & request a hearing…I am so scared. What my husband could say against me & now for us to go before a judge…I admitted how I was a horrible wife at times & I am so afraid my husband will use that against me. I thought God would intervene by now…I am scared, confused, hurt my husband is trying so hard to end this marriage…I have seen the confirmation after confirmation & then it looking more & more hopeless..

Then last night someone shared on the Bible app a scripture image & it alerted me.
The lord says – I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue & honor them. I reward them with a long life & give them my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
I felt like when I saw it God was showing me.
When I woke up last night in the middle of the night a random YouTube video was playing. I put on the sermon Tracey shared about God knows what He is doing by Tony Evan’s & when it was over it played through other videos when I was sleeping but I woke up on this part!!! This exact part in Psalm 91. That’s just wild to me! Waking up in the middle of the night on that exact part!

I just am being honest…I don’t know how to keep standing, fighting, & believing…I feel like God is saying all of this but I don’t see it! So it discourages me of everything all together…& someone just told me God may want it all day but He will NOT go against mans free will. He will not force anyone to choose Him or obey Him…this is why I get upset..I don’t know what to do anymore…I just want to avoid all of this curl in a ball & not face it. Just give my husband what he wants because this is too hard…this is too much…this just feels like God is putting things in front of my face to give me hope but then it feels like my hopes are just being crushed…

Sarah
Sarah
18 days ago

The centurion is one of my favorites in the Bible solely because of his immense and unwavering confidence in the Lord Jesus.

Makenzie
Makenzie
18 days ago

He has also used this verse for me too. So much.

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17

What’s interesting about this verse is it’s the verse my husband used when we met. When he saw God was doing something more with us he told me this verse. & then the next day it was my verse of the day. It seemed to confirm for us through our long distance God was doing something more & he proposed to me shortly after this. So this verse has always had significance. So now that he’s making the decision he is to walk away – I reminded him of this verse & said don’t forget our foundation. Nothing is too hard for God. He can do this. He can restore our marriage. My husband didn’t listen & said it’s over… then that night I was reading on the Bible app & what I was reading had this verse. It was as if God was reminding me. Then the next morning I read one of the Charlyne cares & it was the same verse. I know these cannot be coincidences. Then I just saw this verse again on the Saturday testimonies. Is this just a common verse or is this God speaking & giving me a “rhema word”?

I just get excited with all these “confirmations” thinking they will be right around the corner…

Crystal
Crystal
18 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

Makenzie, please pray for God to help you with your unbelief so you can stand firm on His word with unwavering faith. I’ve read plenty of your comments along the way. God sends you clear confirmation after confirmation but for some reason you continue to doubt. Trust Him! He is with you and will never leave you nor forsake you. Please stop allowing Satan to make you question what God has already answered. Read Mark 9:14-29
“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Mark 9:23‭-‬24 NIV
Me reading your comments today…God actually confirmed some specifics for me through you. 🙌🏽 Only God can do that! He NEVER ceases to amaze me! Satan’s time is running out so he has been very busy attacking marriages. But God! His plans can never be thwarted! The battle is already won! Makenzie stand firm! Be steadfast! 🙏🏽

Makenzie
Makenzie
18 days ago
Reply to  Crystal

Yes. I was praying that last night & just crying out to the lord because I want to believe. I even said lord I believe help my unbelief. I think it’s because of what others say & what’s happening in the natural.

I’m tired of people telling me like yes God’s heart is to restore your marriage, but your husband has free will. Then why would God confirm & confirm & confirm if it was based on that- my husbands free will. If that were going to be a deciding factor… I also think the day to day. Just going to work, going home alone to an empty house, & not seeing anything…obviously I know Jesus tells us to walk by faith, not by sight…it’s just hard though when you’re living in reality of things looking hopeless & being so alone & isolated. So I think that’s where the doubt comes in. & hearing even what other Christians have to say & them thinking I’m in denial… so then those thoughts creep in. I want to stand on the word God has given me. The promise God has given me without wavering. I want to believe Him. Wow. I wish I could send a picture in this comment because I literally was just doing this assignment last night I printed off weeks ago – Do I dare hope. It says. – So we know God can do the impossible, but what else is necessary in order for us to receive this from God?

Mark 9:23 – And Jesus said “if you can?” “All things are possible to him who believes.”
So I wrote help my unbelief. I think I am in disbelief because it seems too good to be true. & wow God are you really saying this?!

What did God confirm specifically you said through me for you? Through my comment? I would love to hear! Yeah another scripture God has used several times is – no weapon formed against my marriage will prosper.
Isaiah 54:17. The enemy is trying to get me to doubt, believe it will never happen, be discouraged, lonely etc. I’m just waiting for God to come through on the promise He made. I shared in another post I was listening to a marriage testimony restored & it was called – a promise is a promise & she said how Gods word is His word. He won’t promise something & not come through. Then I asked God if this was a promise from Him- my marriage being restored? Then the next day if you go back to the earlier devotionals from this week it was called word for word – a promise is a promise. The promise of marriage restoration. Now that cannot be a coincidence.

I was just reading 2 chronicles 20 & God saying it’s not my battle – it’s His. So I’m just waiting to see! To see my husbands heart change & fall back in love with Jesus & with me.

Makenzie
Makenzie
18 days ago

I don’t mean to or want to come off as that girl getting all these confirmations & still doubting. I know someone else in my place who got the confirmations I have would probably believe God without doubting. I don’t know why I struggle so much with just believing. I think I just second guess everything, or think it’s too good to be true, or listen to the nay sayers & what others have said about my husband having free will, or how I’m just in denial…the list goes on. The days are long & very lonely & when you’re in that place it does seem or feel like it’ll never happen because in the natural it looks & feels so hopeless. I am currently blocked with my husband proceeding to divorce me & I can’t even talk to him & don’t even know where he is staying… just praying the motion my attorney is filing to the judge that the judge will rule in favor for us to go to marriage counseling which in turn would put everything on hold. Praying so hard God will do this for me since he is giving all these confirmations showing He is for my marriage & is not for divorce so to intervene in this way. This would be a miracle. The miracle I’m praying for.

Last edited 18 days ago by Makenzie
Sarah
Sarah
17 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

Mackenzie,

My advice to you would be to talk less to those people who are nay sayers or negative or even in your own head space and go on the Holy Word that God has been faithfully giving you. His Word is reliable and trustworthy. If you have something to report, I would suggest that you share it here or with your prayer partner.

Makenzie
Makenzie
17 days ago
Reply to  Sarah

Yes sharing on here & being encouraged by all of you has helped. I just don’t have someone in my everyday life & just feel really alone. I’m living alone & I’m in a city where my husband & I moved just us & so without him it’s just me & it’s been really hard, lonely, & isolating. & I question God asking Him how He can leave me in this place so alone like this? I just don’t know how long I have to go through this & the loneliness is becoming unbearable.

Makenzie
Makenzie
17 days ago

That’s why I come on here so much & comment so much because it’s my way of feeling connected. I don’t really have friends & I don’t have family support & I just wonder why God has me here? I don’t want to be so alone like this it’s so hard.

Sarah
Sarah
16 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

I feel similarly. After we were married , I followed my husband to Texas because of his job and have no family here other than my 2 kids. God has us where He wants us for now. Keep posting.

Makenzie
Makenzie
16 days ago
Reply to  Sarah

Texas is where my husband is from. We used to live there. Then we moved to Florida. & I know no one. I have no one. It’s so lonely. So painful. & I question God though like how come you want this for me?! How come you want me to be so alone like this?? How is this you caring for me? I don’t see it…having kids makes it not as lonely so that is nice. I don’t have kids. I literally am just alone all the time & it’s awful.

Crystal
Crystal
16 days ago
Reply to  Makenzie

Hi Makenzie and Sarah, we are not alone. God is with us. I understand how one can feel alone but engage and talk to God as you would a friend. Your relationship with Him will grow like never before. I’ve been using this time to dive into His word and have started reading books as well that I’ve been led to read to strengthen my understanding of spiritual warfare. You all can even explore new hobbies, etc. to stay busy. Just pray and ask God what he wants each of you to do during this time and wait for His guidance. He’ll never leave us nor forsake us. 😊

Makenzie
Makenzie
16 days ago
Reply to  Crystal

I know God is. I just don’t always feel His closeness & nearness & I just ask for Him to hold me & be there & show me Himself. The silence is crippling. I feel so lonely. I have too. I’m constantly reading, listening to worship, praying, talking to Him, etc. it’s just I still feel this way. I am starting something called Sozo – an inner healing ministry. I think I just struggle with still knowing & understanding God’s character because I get upset & hurt by God thinking how is this a loving father leaving me so alone & so isolated? & I just cry out to Him. That’s the thing… I have no desire to do anything. I feel like I’m just existing. I’m literally living in the guest room haven’t been in my own bed or room in months & im living out of a bag of clothes I just re wash over & over again. I don’t know how to get out of this. I haven’t cooked or turned on the stove since my husband has been gone… I just feel like I don’t even know how to move forward & if I do then it feels like I’m moving on…I just don’t even know how to be. I just cry out to God everyday because I don’t want to live & feel like this. & I think God don’t you see me? What this is doing to me? If you’re saying you’re going to restore my marriage then why not now you could turn this around & make this all better… I just feel confused & hurt by God even. Seeing how He is telling me He’s fighting for me, it’s His battle & He never loses, telling me He’s got this… but then I get discouraged because I don’t see it & it just feels like words with no action. I keep waiting… : (

Makenzie
Makenzie
15 days ago

Sarah I wrote to you again on here in response to your comment if you can find it.

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