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.

Saturday Testimonies

Below are excerpts from a few of the testimonies we have received in the past week, each shared with the writer’s permission. These are not to tell you how to stand and what to do, but are given here to share how God moves when people are praying. Do you have a testimony to share to encourage others?

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.  Isaiah 26:3-4

“My husband called to let me know he’s started divorce proceedings and expects me to sign papers ASAP. We then had one of the most honest conversations we’ve probably ever had; faults, sin, and childhood traumas we both brought into our marriage and how it affected each other. It was a great conversation with him! Then at the very end he brings up divorce again. I blew it and got angry at him. I quickly apologized, but you could tell he was hurt. I felt terrible! I was kicking myself after we hung up, ‘C’mon, you have been so patient and kind this whole time and you had to blow it now!’ I grabbed my car keys and started driving to the city he lives in, which is an hour away, late in the evening, not knowing if he would even meet me. I parked in a restaurant parking lot, let him know I was there and kept praying. Finally, I called him once more, saying I’d be there until midnight. At 11:58 pm he texted he was coming. I apologized and we started talking again. Believing for a miracle!”  (Canada)

“It has been many years since my Pastor husband left home after engaging in an affair. The affair ended a year later. My husband’s heart was still cold toward me and the kids. He married another woman traditionally and has since had a child in that relationship. Throughout my stand, the Lord used Rejoice Marriage ministries to strengthen my heart and encourage me to stand for my marriage. I stood for several years then got discouraged and stopped. About a year ago I picked it up again. No matter how many times I try to stop standing, I keep feeling a pull to keep believing God. Now I am surrendered to the will of God with a joyful heart of thanks and praise, believing that, yes, I will see the full salvation of the Lord in my marriage. Thank You, Lord, for hope. What is hope if you can see what you are hoping for. For hope that is seen is not hope. Romans 8:24.”  (Botswana)

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.  Romans 8:24-25

“Blessings to all my fellow standers and many thanks for this ministry. I just wanted to thank God for our Anniversary today. I thought I would be sad today but by God’s amazing grace, I am celebrating! And still waiting, trusting, and believing God. Never give up.”  (North Carolina)

“After standing for many years, I think I’m finally getting the ‘zip your lips’ thing. That was a toughie for me. My husband often comes by, so when we actually have a conversation (usually one-sided), one thing leads to another and it never seems to end up good. I would get angry, not want him to come by anymore, and just want to ‘be done’ (what a cycle!). But what I realized, or what God showed me, was that I was justifying my behavior as a way of ‘protecting’ myself, thinking it was easier to be mad at my husband and push him away, then to have him keep coming around. I prayed to God to show me the areas where I fall short and He did. I’ve come to peace with the fact that God is my protector, always has been. I need not say a word or do a thing. And if I ask for answers and don’t get them, I still don’t need to do a thing! All this may sound simple to some of you, but God knows what we each need to learn and His timing is perfect! We all have our own journey – no two are the same.”  (Massachusetts)

“He is doing it; God is doing it. My biological family had a falling out several years ago. My parents separated. My dad became an in-home prodigal and my mom started standing for her marriage, praying and fasting for years. Our family fell apart; everything looked so impossible. Last week my father was asking for a divorce but TODAY when I talked to him, he said he wants to get his family back together. He and my mother are going to reconcile and have their vows renewed. That is the God we serve. And I believe that even my marriage will be restored. Joel 2:25: God will restore all the years that the locusts have stolen; He will restore all the years that the enemy has stolen. Do not give up. Keep on praying, keep on fasting, keep on hoping, trust God. God will redeem even time. There is absolutely NOTHING our God cannot do.”  (Georgia)

“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten — the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you.”  Joel 2:25

God bless,


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