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Charlyne Cares is a daily reminder that God cares and that we care about your marriage. Each morning Charlyne sends a devotional and Bob does a Prodigal Perspective on Tuesdays. These come from someone who has experienced the tragedy of divorce and the triumph of a family restored by God speaking to Charlyne's heart not to give up on their marriage after she divorced Bob.

Today's Charlyne Cares Devotional

Friday, October 24, 2014

In this LIVE high-energy teaching, Charlyne is asking the stander if they are really ready for their prodigal to come home. She also answers the question, “Why do prodigals come and go from their families?” You will be especially helped by this special teaching!
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LORD, TURN MY DARKNESS INTO LIGHT!
“You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the LORD ? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:29-33
 
Are you walking in darkness each day or are you walking in your Lord’s light? Do you know how the Lord wants to help you in every area of your life? Will you turn your life over to the Lord and allow Him to be your refuge when you are facing large problems? You may be a Christian, but you may be battling sins of darkness. Will you allow your Lord to be your Shield and Defender?
 
What are you personally battling in your life? Sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, envy, jealousy or anger? I pray that you, as a stander, can have your Lord turn your darkness of marriage problems, financial, health or children problems into His light of becoming your refuge of hope and strength.
 

“In my distress I called to the LORD; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.” 2 Samuel 22:7
 
“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” 2 Samuel 22:17-20
 
What powerful promises for you to stand on!
 
Are you a husband or wife who is away from your family? Your Lord wants to become the Light in the darkness of your trials that you are living in.
 
Are you a husband or wife who has returned home to work on your marriage? Your Lord can turn your darkness of daily tormenting memories and all the desires to see the other person into the Light of our Lord’s freedom. In God’s light of love for you, He can remove all your guilt and shame. Your Lord can renew your mind daily as you strive with all Christians to have the mind of Christ. No circumstance that you started in the far country is too hard for your Lord to fix, heal and rebuild your marriage. The Lord can make rough, bumpy roads into smooth highways of restoration. Read this next promise:
 

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16
 
Regardless of what you are facing or how bad your personal circumstances are with hopelessness and despair, your Lord is right there beside you. He is wanting you to turn your eyes up to His forever shining light of salvation, hope and healing. We know that the enemy, Satan, will turn up your circumstances so you feel that you are in the valley of desperation and darkness.
 
You may not see a way out of all your circumstances. We know of many prodigal spouses who are blinded and have a log of sin in their eyes. Do you, as a praying spouse, have a log of sin in your own eyes? Repent and allow your Lord to pull it out! Look up! Cry out to your Lord! Seek His face! He will turn your darkness into light!
 

“Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.” Luke 11:34-35
 
Please make time today to read 2 Samuel, Chapter 22. This is a song that was written by David to praise and worship his Lord after the Lord saved him from his enemies. Your husband or wife is not your enemy. (Ephesians 6:12) There is going to be a victory day in your marriage problems. Never give up! Divorce should never be an option.
 
Where are you today? Do you feel your marriage is hopeless? Does your spouse say that they are never coming home? Will your husband or wife not forgive you in spite of all that the Lord has done in your life?
 
Do not doubt. Stand firm in the Lord. Keep your eyes on your Lord. Keep praying, walking in faith, trusting and believing that your Lord will heal and restore your marriage. Allow your Lord to reignite and rekindle both of your hearts so that you both can love each other unconditionally. Have you removed all the darkness in your life? Great! Now your Lord’s light will radiate from your face and heart so that your Lord will get all the glory and honor when your marriage is restored suddenly!
 

“The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I have not done evil by turning from my God. All his laws are before me; I have not turned away from his decrees. I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin. The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in his sight… The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!” 2 Samuel 22:21-25, 47

God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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