Testimony: Marriage Restoration - God's Way
Two years ago I was devastated when my husband told me it was over, he didn't love me anymore and that he was going to divorce me. I pleaded with him for another chance to make it up to him but his heart was hardened and he wanted out.
I started to play the blame game and tried to justify his actions by focusing on what others had done to help destroy our one-flesh union. I blamed his sister, who is also our next door neighbor. I blamed his niece and nephew who also happen to be our other next door neighbors. I blamed his older children and their mother. But, I did not look at the source of our marriage problems which was ME.
I finally got to the point where I realized that he was serious about wanting me out of his life and I had to look within. I search the internet to find out ways to save my marriage and I found a great site that led me in a direction that I never thought of. It turned me to GOD, the only one who could work a miracle in my life and in my marriage!
I repented of my sin and prayed and asked GOD to help me and He did. After my first short marriage restoration I forgot GOD. I again lost my husband's affections and I really had a chance to reflect on how GOD had turned my husband's heart back to me.
My husband and I had a two month separation period and I moved back home after much soul searching, prayer and supplication and being obedient to GOD. However, being a baby Christian, I did not hold fast to GOD and his never failing hand. I tried once more to do it on my own and failed miserably.
During that year I was once again faced with the threat of a divorce and I knew once again where I had to turn.
I told my husband that if he wanted a divorce I would sign what ever papers he presented me with and I started my journey towards my
There was a lot that needed to be changed in me and I continued to find web sites and resources that guided me towards GOD.
Before I became a Christian GOD spoke to me. He said "W____, release P_____, relinquish your hold on him, let me work a miracle in him" I became a Christian a few months later, but I still did not release and relinquish. My spiritual growth was advancing in leaps and bounds but I still would not release and relinquish.
I prayed for the strength to Let GO and Let GOD, and I eventually was able to do so in December of 2007. I moved out and put my husband in GOD's hands. Since then, my husband has turned his heart back to me. We are still physically separated, but I know that GOD is working because I am going to pray and fast for my husband's salvation.
I know that GOD is going to continue to work on restoring my marriage and that He is working on the circumstances that seem so impossible to overcome, which include the other woman and the baby that she has just had. I am trusting GOD completely to WORK the miracle that He has promised me.
I am getting more and more intimate with the Lover of my soul, getting to know Him like I've never thought possible and trusting that His plans for my life are to prosper me and to give me a hope and a future.
I know that He is preparing me for the spiritual battle that is ahead and I am currently studying Ephesians 6 vs 10-18 so that I will be ready to STAND firm and watch Him continue to work on the marriage that he has already restored.
I praise God for His love and patience and mercy and grace and all the wonderful things He has done for me and for the MIRACLE that He is working in my husband.
I will have a greater testimony once my marriage is fully restored and I look forward to sharing the GLORY of God's mighty work in my life in the near future.