General Testimonies

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Below you will find a sampling of testimonies from standers and prodigals that will encourage you in how God is moving in their lives.

Each Saturday in Charlyne Cares we publish testimonies from people around the world. You can subscribe to Charlyne Cares by visiting charlyne.org. You can submit your own testimony by visiting our testimony submission page!



"God told me to send my prodigal a Valentine's Day card. I did and he called me for dinner. We went out and each apologized for what we were responsible for in the breakdown of our one year marriage. I will be moving back home in a few weeks because we have decided to have a courtship time to reconnect again. Thank you so much for your support." (North Carolina)

(posted 2/12/2013)
I praise the Lord for He is my rock. From day one I knew that divorce is not an option and I continually asked, ‘Why me?’ Today I met a young woman who applied for a divorce this past week. Suddenly I told her God does not want her to go ahead with the divorce. She looked at me strangely and said her lawyer had said the same to her. If my walk has been just to help one less divorce, then all glory to God. The Lord will fulfill all that He promises. NEVER give up and persist in prayer.”  (South Africa) (posted 2/4/2015)

"My husband left our home after 35 years of marriage and said he would never be back. I was devastated and sought the Lord for answers. He told me to stand for my marriage and although it was one of the most difficult periods of my life, I grew in leaps and bounds spiritually and otherwise. One year later, the Lord brought him home and he has been home for three years now. The Lord's grace has been sufficient and this last May we renewed our vows. Today we will celebrate an early Thanksgiving with our grown children and 12 beautiful grandchildren. Our job was to make the pumpkin pies and turkey for the dinner and just listening to him whistling as he cooked and the excitement of a family gathering that could only be possible with the Lord, filled me with such joy. There has been such healing in our family and we now will leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren that wouldn't have been possible four or five years ago. My husband will do a solo for our church at Christmas called "Come Home." It is about the journey of the prodigal son and the Father's love for him. God is able to do all things. Nothing is too hard for him!" (Pennsylvania)

(posted 11/17/2006)
“This weekend my husband picked up our son and me up from the airport as we were visiting family from out of town and he happened to be working In that same state a few hours away. I booked a hotel for our family per my husband’s request so we could spend time together. PTL, our son was able to fall asleep in his daddy's arm for the first time in over a year and my husband and I spent time together as husband and wife. He is not telling me he is coming home but God will have the final say He directs my husband’s heart like a water course. God have me this tonight - For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) Standers, trust God for He is faithful” (New York) (posted 9/29/2014)
"When I prayed about some form of communication from my husband on my birthday if it was God's will, I had no idea He would do it and in a much different way than I thought. My husband called me and asked to stop by and get his mail. He did, told me happy birthday a few times and visited with our family. What a blessing to see my beloved. Thank You, God." (Texas) (posted 3/12/2010)
"Praises be to my Most High God. This week my prodigal attended counseling with me for the first time. As a result he has agreed not to entertain divorce as an option and to rebuild our relationship as friends. I am grateful for everything my Father is doing. I have wrestled with anxiety and all the other ungodly emotions. I just want every stander to know that it is in those quiet, ‘Where are you God?’  moments that He is actively working in our favor. My hope in God is eternal. He never, never leaves us! Hallelujah.”  (Trinidad and Tobago)  (posted 8/8/2012)
“I have been really down lately due to my situation. The OW had left but then returned. Just when all hope looked gone God reminded me to be faithful. My husband came to visit me and our youngest child and when he walked through the door he was wearing his wedding ring which he hasn’t been wearing in weeks. God reminded me that he is working on my husband’s heart and bringing him back to God and his family. God is amazing! Thank You Jesus!”  (West Virginia)  (posted 10/29/2011)
"My husband is home after living in another country for years. God has really given me the grace to stand this long. There were times that I thought of giving up, but the Holy Spirit would not let me. The Holy Spirit led me to do another fast this year. My husband called me one day after finishing this fast and said he loved me and missed me. Ten days later he called me. Later my husband called and said he was coming home. Praise goes to Jesus." (New York) (posted 5/8/2009)
“God gave me a promise that I would hear from my spouse this year after sending him an email. Well today that promise came to pass. I was praying today and asked God for a sign that he was working on my husband just as he was working on me. After saying Amen, I heard check your email. After several years of silence I received an email from my husband. Even though it wasn’t the type of email I wanted, I still gave God the glory because He has opened the door of communication between us. Don’t give up standers… always see the positive in things. Look at things with your spiritual eyes and not the worldly ones.”  (Tennessee) (posted 3/23/2015)
"I heard the Holy Spirit tell me if I knew how close I was, I would not give up on my stand. I asked God to give me another sign. I was at my doctor’s and a worker had some boxes on a cart. The boxes were labeled in big letters with 'Fireproof.' That evening on the television a minister’s message was on being closer than you think. The minister said to not give up on your marriage. I know these were signs from God and I give Him all the glory." (Ohio) (posted 3/20/2009)
"I have been standing for almost a year for my marriage to be restored. Not seeing any signs, I had become very weary and wanted to give up. Monday was our 19th wedding anniversary. I was on the way to the airport with my daughters for a trip that my husband was to be on. Feeling so sad and discouraged, God showed me a Covenant Transport truck. We don't have these where I live. I knew right then that God was working and it was a sign to keep fighting for my marriage and family. Praise God for His perfect timing; it restored my strength."  (Washington)
(posted 4/9/2011)
“When I was low and asking God for help I saw three rainbows in one week, out in the middle of the desert where I was praying. Yesterday I felt a huge presence from God when I was fasting and praying, and even though I don't know what was happening on the other side of the mountain, I know it was great. I was able to hear my husband's voice on the phone this week for the first time in months! Praise God! Please pray for our total healing and restoration!”  (Arizona)  (posted 12/20/2011)
"Today was a scheduled hearing for our divorce. My spouse didn't show up because his car broke down. Prior to today my spouse and I suddenly began to talk once again. To God be the Glory." (Maryland) (posted 5/22/2009)
“Last night I had dinner with my husband, our two boys and my husband's parents (something we have not done since we separated). I was praying during our dinner that God would show me a sign that my prodigal is coming home. Praise God, I no more than finished praying and looked out the window of the restaurant and a Covenant Transport truck passed by. I can't praise and thank God enough for His faithfulness and answer to prayer. Never, never, never give up!”  (Texas)  (posted 12/12/2011)
“I have to praise the Lord for being so gracious. I had to travel home a couple weeks ago and not only did I see an abundant amount of Swift trucks but three Covenant Transport trucks. I praised the Lord all the way home. Also, when I was home, I was able to show my spouse love while bringing him some homemade soup because he was sick. He even asked me to come back over and watch a movie with him. I am thankful for spending time with him.”  (Illinois)  (posted 10/29/2012)
“Praise God! My in-house prodigal has been telling me for months that he IS going to divorce me. I’ve finally, after months of praying continuously, been able to leave my entire situation at my Lord’s feet. I have been concentrating on God and not my circumstances and working on ME. This morning my husband ended a phone conversation with ‘I love you.’ But God! I haven’t heard those words in so long. He is moving in my husband’s heart as He has promised. I had to let go and let God! Be encouraged friends!”  (Texas) (posted 10/13/2014)
Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God.”  Joshua 3:9  (posted 1/24/2012)
“I must share what God did for me this morning in hopes that it will bring someone encouragement! This past week has been filled with more temptations and doubt than usual concerning my stand. I cried out to God last night and asked Him to please tell me what He wants. I asked Him to give me an obvious word because I know at times I can be dense! This morning at church a lady I’ve never met told me she felt impressed by God to pray specifically for me. No one besides the pastor knows what I’m going through so for her to pray the things she prayed were amazing! She told me whatever I’m waiting for is right around the bend, not to give up because the miracle coming will be unfathomable, and that God loves me so much and won’t let me go! It was exactly the encouragement I needed! PTL! God doesn’t mind confirming our stand if we just ask!”  (Texas) (posted 11/3/2014)
"The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told." Luke 2:20 (posted 12/18/2009)
"After moving in together after a divorce, my husband said he was miserable and wanted me to move out. I went to my father's for the weekend and when I returned my husband said he missed me and didn't want me to move out. We are building a great friendship and we talk about our future together. Praise be to God." (Texas) (posted 7/17/2009)
"God does answer our prayers. I divorced my husband. I believed everyone when they said he would never change and I even gave up on waiting for God to work in his life. I loved him and so wanted for our marriage to work. We dated and made a few attempts in ourselves to try to pull things together again. These failed miserably. God sent a friend my way. She introduced me to your ministry.With God's help, her prayers, and your daily encouragement, I began my stand for the restoration of my marriage and my husband to Christ.  my husband had a heart attack and our circumstances seemed evenmore serious. Two weeks ago, my husband moved out of the situation he was in. He is now situated in our home and soon I will be situated there also. We have a long road ahead and thank God for your book‘Standing after the Prodigal returns'  Had I not have read this, our first two weeks would probably have already been miserable.  iinstead Ihave been able to deal with these issues in a different light and pray through a lot of them. I thank God daily for bringing us back together and know that soon my husband will again be the man of God he is meant to be." (Oklahoma) (posted 11/18/2006)
“Praise the Lord. Last week was my birthday and I prayed for a present or text from my prodigal. I went to bed disappointed and ready to give up as he did not bother to wish me happy birthday. In my sleep, God gave me Habakkuk 2:3. When I woke up, I immediately read my Bible and I remembered that the previous day I received an email titled, ‘It’s a Habakkuk Kind of Day’ from RMM, which I did not read. As I quickly read the email, I realized that although my husband did not wish me happy birthday, I must continue to stand as God is still saying something. Praise be His Holy Name for He never leaves nor forsakes us. Dear standers, let us continue to wait for God’s appointed time.”  (South Africa) (posted 12/29/2014)
“Though my husband is not yet home, I praise God that over this last week, we spent five days on and off together! The beginning of the week, he came by for a few hours when our kids were in bed, so we could talk. The next day, for the first time in many years, he came back to spend the day together as a family. He also celebrated our daughter’s birthday with us for the first time in years. I am so excited and grateful as it was so nice to be a family again. Thank God He is moving! Please pray for us, it’s hard to wait. I am keeping my fellow standers in prayer too. God Bless!” (Washington) (posted 8/31/2014)
“PTL! The November court date was postponed to December, and now the December date was postponed until mid-January! The courtroom prayers have been very powerful. I had two other miracles the same day I received news of the second postponement, providing funds to pay my lawyer and then a much-needed check to pay living expenses. God alone is supporting the children and I financially day by day while protecting us in every way! Thank you everyone for all the prayers and thank you RMM for the teachings and resources to grow our faith through such difficult times.”  (California)  (posted 11/26/2012)
I have had hardly no contact with my husband. Yesterday he called and said he loved me and wants to get back together. The Lord is so faithful. My situation looked hopeless, but I kept going by God's Word to walk by faith and not by sight. I didn't see anything happening, but I didn't have to because God had His plan all along. I thank my Lord Jesus.” (Georgia) (posted 12/23/2005)
"Today I fasted and prayed that God would send me a sign my marriage will be restored soon, and as I was riding home from work I passed a Covenant Transport truck, and then shortly after I passed my husband’s boss in his work truck, I'm not for sure if my husband was in the truck, but that was good enough for me. Praise God for this sign!" (Florida) (posted 1/10/2011)
“...What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.”  Isaiah 46:11b  (posted 3/15/2012)

"My husband wanted a divorce so I moved out. I started standing and praying. Nothing was happening and my husband was still convinced that he wanted a divorce, but I continued to believe God for the restoration of our marriage. On Mother's Day my husband took me on a date and the Monday after Mother's Day he asked me and my son to move back in so we can be a family again. Praise God." (Florida)

(posted 5/7/2012)
“I submitted a prayer request last week about a financial need. Our property taxes are past due and the state is moving to auction our house. So far we have been able to raise a portion of the total. We are still short but we know that God will provide the balance within the next couple of days. He has already ordained the people who give into this work to help us save our home. Praise God we are moving forward.”  (New Mexico) (posted 12/11/2014)
“My prodigal came over to visit the children yesterday. He brought along his non-covenant child. They spent the whole day and we had a great time. But miracles of all miracles, before he drove off, he told me that he loves me. I was shocked to say the least, because those are words I never expected to hear from him again based on the things he keeps saying. Who else but God! Before he came, however, I had been asking God for a miracle and some encouragement and I got both. Standers, please don't give up! God does hear and answer prayers. He is faithful. I don’t know when the suddenly will be, but I trust and hope as I stand still and wait for the salvation the Lord is going to bring me.” (Jamaica) (posted 11/6/2014)
"Praise God, my daughter-in-law’s boyfriend moved out. She still is out-of-state but I am confident that God is working on the other side of the mountain." (Pennsylvania) (posted 8/14/2009)

"Although my husband left and moved in with the other person, I sent my husband a text to wish him a Happy Valentine's Day and let him know he was loved and always welcomed home. He texted back. I praise the Lord for this sign of encouragement." (Colorado)

(posted 2/12/2013)
"We are selling our home and had a contract but were waiting for the bank to approve. Our realtor told my spouse not to file for divorce until the house sells so there are not legal issues to disrupt the sale. This week the buyers decided to walk. This means it will take longer until my spouse can file. God is at work even thought my spouse doesn't know it. I gave the house and everything to God and I am waiting for His will to be done." (Tennessee) (posted 7/16/2010)
Read more testimonies of how the Lord speaks to standers with these trucks on our Covenant Transport truckpage.  (posted 2/14/2012)
"I have been standing for restoration for my marriage some time. In the past last year my husband has contacted me and now we speak almost every day and see each other every week. Just this week God restored my relationship with my in-laws. God makes everything beautiful in His time! I still am praying so that my husband comes home completely. As I wait I have learned to love unconditionally and trust God even in the darkest hour. To God be all the glory for only God has opened the doors and touched my husband's heart. Don't give up! God does heal and restore. PTL!"  (Florida)  (posted 6/24/2011)
"I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." Luke 15:7 (posted 2/13/2009)
“Thank God for Charlyne's devotional this week, ‘Precious Memories.' I am the prodigal turned stander. This word came just when I felt down for all the problems I have caused in my marriage. ‘But for God.’ Thank God for all standers for praying for restoration of marriages after what we prodigals may have done and the hurts we may have caused. Yes, prodigals do come home.” (Nigeria)  (posted 10/4/2011)
“Committed to standing, I moved all my prodigal's items into a new apartment by myself and helped with some of the bills. I knew in my heart that regardless of the situation I would love my prodigal through good and bad. Within the following month I lost my job and was forced to live with praying relatives until I got back up. I put in several applications and checked on them constantly with no response. Then one Saturday I had a fervent conversation with the Lord and He heard me. In the beginning of that following week the Lord awoke me by calling my name and directed me to check on a particular application. Before I hung up the phone I had an interview that same day and was offered the job the following day. Praise God! God is good. Keep praying, He hears and answers my fellow standers.”  (Florida)  (posted 8/8/2012)
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant. Psalm 25:10 (posted 11/5/2011)
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4 (posted 9/3/2010)
Read more about the history of Covenant Transport trucks and standers. 
(posted 4/9/2011)
“PTL! God is working to move my mountain and restore my marriage. Last month the divorce was final and my marriage was over by man's view. God has a different view. I almost gave up and have made a lot of mistakes in these last six months of standing. I prayed for a sign and my wife gave me a hug. Every time I get down God lifts me up. My wife has asked me to move back into our home to help with our children. She is still living by the world’s standards, but I know God is in control. Thank you for your prayers. Standers don't give up ever. Thank You Jesus, my someday is near. Ephesians 3:20 has been my strength and assurance. God bless.”  (Texas) (posted 8/3/2013)
"This past summer I've seen God moving mightily in my prodigal's life. The other day he called to tell me he totaled his new car but walked away with only a few bumps and bruises. I knew immediately that God had spared his life. Thank You, Jesus." (Ohio) (posted 9/10/2010)
“My prodigal comes once a week to play with our youngest for a bit, PTL! He has started slowly fixing things up in the house. He ignores me and that hurts and I have difficulty ‘zipping my lips’ but I know that the Lord will help me and I will succeed soon just as I am now able to love him unconditionally. I am waiting for God to complete His work in me and then I know my prodigal will return ‘suddenly.’ I am praising my Lord for the restoration of my marriage. Standers, don’t quit!”  (Canada)  (posted 9/4/2011)
“I want to thank the God of ‘impossibles!’  He is changing my circumstances and my husband! My husband went from not knowing if he loved me to telling me he wants to be with me for the rest of his life. He stopped any contact with the OW. She is getting back together with her ex-husband so God is restoring the OW’s marriage too! My husband has started to pray and read the Bible and I know that soon I will be living with him again. God is moving in my marriage and He is destroying my mountain of circumstances every day. My impossible is changing to possible for nothing is impossible to God!”  (Canada) (posted 11/17/2014)
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 (posted 7/17/2009)
I’ve been a stander for years with nothing visible in the physical realm. Recently someone I dated before I met my husband began texting and calling me. His wife of 30 years had passed away and he was anxious to begin a relationship with me again. I shared my testimony of standing but he did not agree and continued to text me. This man lives in another state and a few days ago he texted to inform me he will be traveling and had plans to come see me and take me out to dinner. For days I did not reply. Granted, when someone has been standing as long as I have it was a little tempting to have someone interested, but God convicted my heart and reminded me that it would not be harmless as Satan would have me think. The Holy Spirit prompted me to text him and firmly declined the invitation and again reaffirm my stand to him. I knew I must be obedient and so I was. I felt relief as soon as I hit send.”  (Georgia)
(posted 7/24/2014)
“I have been standing for the restoration of my marriage for some years. I asked the Lord, ‘Is it your will for me to continue my stand?’ The next morning I went to work. I work for an airline and my co-worker said that a passenger had been here for two days at the airport with no money. Hurricane Sandy left her stranded at the airport. I decided to take her home. She said she had a Word from God for me. Her daughter translated, telling me that her husband left her for 10 years and she prayed and never gave up hope. She said for me to continue believing and God was powerful and will restore my marriage.”  (California)  (posted 11/19/2012)
“My marriage has been restored after some years of separation. God answered in His time. He is so faithful. Please don’t give up even if circumstances look impossible. I believe in the promises written in the Bible…say it, repeat it, believe it! God is awesome! " (California)  (posted 1/22/2013)
“After a hard few days, I wanted to give up; the pain was too great. I asked God, If You gave me this new mind and heart to love my spouse unconditionally why did he leave again?’ Then I read that wonderful devotional ‘Keep fighting until you have the victory.’ Then I got another email from someone that said God will meet all your needs. God was telling me He sees the tears and hears my prayers. Then my Bible Calendar came and my CD on loving my spouse unconditionally. I will keep fighting until my family is whole again and my marriage restored for God's glory. Praying for my brothers and sisters as we stand together.” (North Carolina) (posted 1/12/2015)
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