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The Word

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One of the hardest things to do is to not give up on the person you married. It’s one thing to get your feelings hurt, disagree, or even have a huge blow up every so often. It’s another thing when the one you vowed to love and who vowed to love you has shattered your heart through adultery, deception, abandonment, harsh treatment, etc. After such things, how can a person still love someone who has done these things to them? The first thought is “I should just leave.” Then, “I can find someone better,” and then divorce. The world’s s advice would urge you to just move on, let it go, start over. It sounds good and though it may hurt a little, in time it seems it get better. That road, some say, is hard but what’s harder is staying and fighting. After experiencing such devastation, what could you possibly hold on to? The whole thing is broken, so what do you do? What can you do?

Everyone has some measure of faith. Believing what you hope for will happen or is true. Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) defines faith as “the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” But we either have faith in futile things or things of substance.

The only thing we can see is brokenness, shame, abandonment, infidelity, deception. Oftentimes, there is little to no evidence of things getting better. In the midst of all of that, we need something solid to hold on to.

We have the Word. The Word is solid. The Word is true. It endures forever. The Word is alive. The Word is what the Almighty God says. By the Word, which was in the beginning, the world was created. Every parameter set. How far, how deep, how wide, what purpose it will serve. God said and it was. The Word does what it was sent to do.

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

Every Word in the Bible is a promise and they aren’t empty promises because they were given by the faithful God who cannot lie.

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”  Numbers 23:19 (NKJV)

He is so faithful that not one of His Words fail.

When the enemy came to steal what belongs to us, we had the Word. We may not have known what to do, or where to go, couldn’t fix it or make it right, but we had the Word. Decisions, opinions, advice, criticism – all lack power. But there is power in the Word because it was spoken by the One who has all power. The Word is God

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1 (NKJV)

He has given us Himself. It doesn’t matter what “they” say because God said. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or feels like because God said.

God said:
We’ve been given the victory through Jesus. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

Husbands and wives are joined as ONE.  (Matthew 18:4-6)

Husbands must love their wives; wives must submit to their husbands. (Ephesians 5:22-23)

God HATES divorce.  (Malachi 2:16)

Divorce wasn’t His intention. (Matthew 19:8)

A sanctified wife sanctifies her husband; a sanctified husband sanctifies his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:14-16)

The Word is our solid rock; therefore we stand firm on it. We hope in it. Psalm 119:81,114 (NKJV) – My soul faints for your salvation, but I hope in your word… You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. We speak to the situation and say, “God said!”

Everything is subject to the spoken Word of God. Even the enemy has to obey. Just think, the one who came to destroy us has to obey the Word of God which has been given to us. We may not be able to fix things but the Word of God is accomplishing for us what we can’t do by ourselves. Hold on to His Word, His promise, because He who promised is faithful.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)

Tiffany in Texas

Rejoice Marriage Ministries

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2 months ago

Thank you Tiffany for the encouragement about how powerful God’s Word is! Father teach us Your Word and help us use it against the enemy.

Your love never fails
Nothing can separate
Even if I run away
Your love never fails
I know I still make mistakes
But, You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails

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