Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (Amplified Bible)
Do you feel devastated and like you cannot survive your marriage problems? Let me remind you of who you are in Christ. I memorized 1 John 4:4 in another version of the Bible as one of the scriptures that I quoted daily or several times a day when I was facing circumstances trying to discourage, defeat, and destroy me during my marriage crisis. I am sharing today from the Amplified Bible as it amplifies the scripture so powerfully.
Where are you today? Are you on top of your mountain of problems, feeling that God is in control? Or do you feel like the enemy is defeating you?
Become a survivor despite your marriage problems! Become a survivor because of the power of your Lord Jesus Christ. He will enable you to walk through deep waters or walk through fire. Do not be afraid, because we know that through Jesus Christ, you will survive
But now, this is what the Lord says- he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:1-2
When we hear of a marriage in trouble, I always want to hear that the wounded, hurt and injured spouse has chosen to be a survivor. I pray that every couple who starts to have marriage problems will find one friend or a loved one who will begin to pray and speak hope into their marriage.
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
Allow the Lord to heal your wounded, hurting heart. Are you worried about how you will survive with the responsibility of your home and your children? I have been right where you are today. But God will meet you in the darkest hours of your night and speak to your heart, “This is the way to go.” The Lord wants you to become a survivor through the power of the Holy Spirit. Remember to give all the praise and glory to the Lord.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
Allow the Lord to become your Counselor, Advocate, Defender, Provider, and Teacher. If you will be obedient and surrender your whole life and everything in it to the Lord, He will guide your every step. I pray that you will start to believe and know the love of your Heavenly Father for you and your family. Let me share a very powerful promise that you can memorize today:
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
What a promise! Our Lord God wants His children to radiate His love and His provision in any crisis that we may face in our lives. I will not tell you that you will not have to go through trials and tribulations, but I will tell you that your Lord God will use you to be a witness of the power of your Lord Jesus Christ is moving mountains of obstacles for you during these difficult days. He is doing this so He can get the glory.
… so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. Colossians 1:10-11
Are you going to survive? Yes, you are, and beyond that, you will become a woman or man of God walking in faith and victory for the rest of your life, but only if you sell out to your Lord Jesus. You will be able to share testimonies to others of all the answers to prayers that you have received for yourself and your family.
Where are you today? Are you on the survivor list or the casualty list? Get up and shake off the debris and the lies that the devil tried to defeat you with, standing firm, becoming a mighty woman or man of God, a survivor, and a warrior of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord wants to use you as the gateway to the restoration of hundreds of other marriages, far beyond your own being restored!
Keep praying and believing,