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!



“My suddenly has not yet come, but God is working and is answering my prayers. My husband and I are separated, but I talk to him every day. He told me just after Christmas that he was ’dating’ someone. Tonight, out of his own desire, he told me who she is. Praise God that He convicted my husband's heart to communicate that with me! God has answered two prayers this week. Keep praying and standing. I can't wait to see what prayer He'll answer next.”  (Oklahoma)
"Last week, out of the blue, I had double vision. I will have a biopsy this week for possible cancer. The praise in this is that my prodigal showed genuine concern and wants me to call and keep her up to date with everything. She also agreed to letting me have the children whenever I want them. We have decided to shield the children from this news until we know more. For now they can call me a pirate with the patch over my eye." (North Carolina)
"Last week I was on retreat in the Scottish Hebrides. I did a prayer fast in preparation, that God would prepare the way and that He would be glorified through me. While there, God gave me 13 opportunities to witness of my faith and my stand for our marriage. I praise God for allowing me to tell of Him and His forthcoming restoration of our marriage. He is a Mighty God." (United Kingdom)
"Yesterday God sent a stranger to me. He saw my mother’s handicapped parking sign in a store parking lot and asked if he could pray for her. She agreed. After he was done he got in his car to leave. I hurried over and thanked him for praying. I asked this stranger to pray for my marriage. He prayed the sweetest prayer. As he prayed I thanked the Lord for sending this angel at the right moment." (North Carolina)
"I just realized the reason I wasn't able to completely surrender my marriage and my husband to the Lord is because I felt I wasn't doing enough just standing, praying, forgiving, unconditionally loving, waiting and watching for signs. I needed to think, worry and cry for our marriage problems to feel like I was getting somewhere. Then Jesus opened my eyes again and reminded me all I needed to do was have faith that He is in control of it all. That is when I really gave my husband and my marriage back to the Lord. He created it, we destroyed it, now He will restore it in His time. You're my hero, Jesus and I love you." (Nevada)

"My husband has suddenly come home. He apologized for how bad he treated me and the children. He says he sees a change in me and that I am glowing. I told him that is the Holy Spirit."  (Florida)

“I was called to stand a few years ago. In these last few years I have seen the Lord constantly at work at my spouse's heart, especially in this past year. We are divorced in the eyes of the court, and my spousal support is due to run out soon. I am not able to work outside the home because of our children’s' needs, and the spousal support is how I pay the house payment and a lot of our bills. This week out of the blue, he said that he was going to petition the court and extend the spousal support because he doesn't want us to have to move. This is the second time this year that he has been moved to help us in a big way. Several months ago he asked the court to raise the child support amount. The judge was very surprised, and told us she doesn’t remember that ever happening in her court before.”  (Michigan) 

"Praise God, He is my Jehovah Jireh. For the past few months I have been standing for restoration of my marriage. I have been going through so many storms, especially financially and through it all God has been so faithful. He has provided through so many people. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, my dog was hit by a car. He needed surgery that would cost thousands of dollars. I was ready to put the dog down which made me sad because I didn't want to put my kids through another let down but I couldn't pay for it. God provided all the money needed to pay the vet bill. PTL, Hallelujah!" (Connecticut)

“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”  Job 42:5 
"I told my daughter how God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want but answers the way that God intended and is best for us. Well God is meeting our finances as only He can. Today I got a raise, my neighbor is tossing extra shifts to my husband, my parents gave gas money, and my mom made lunches for me to take to work. I was able to memorize my first Bible verse, Psalm 37:5" (Oregon)
"My husband went on a business trip out of the country. Before he left he sent me a text that he will miss all of us. The night before he left he hugged me and for the first time in a long time said he loved me. Praise be to God for softening his heart." (Texas)
“This week my heart began to feel so heavy and full of doubts. I prayed to God and called out to Him. Today I was blessed with the opportunity to eat lunch with my prodigal. It was 35 minutes of uninterrupted quality time. God has revealed to me that time is a gift. I am now treasuring any moment with the ones I love. Thank You God for revealing this to me. I know God is slowly working in my marriage.”  (Texas) 
“I submitted my court dates to Rejoice Court Page for prayer and within a day my prodigal spouse made contact. We had not been in touch for weeks. Praise God, the court date has been postponed to a later date. God has plans to prosper us and not to harm us but to give us a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)  (United Kingdom) 

“My husband and I were remarried last month. He thought I was the enemy but it was just the opposite. He was tricked like the prodigal by his ‘so called friends’ and I prayed and heard from the Lord for 11 years that he would return. He divorced me and I never heard a word from him. I got many attacks from the devil and so did my children while I was standing for our marriage. God got us through them all, but it was extremely difficult. I never dated, and was faithful to the call. Finally, on the date of our first wedding, I saw him on Facebook, and he clicked me as a friend. He admitted that all the messages from the Holy Spirit, and all the scriptures were true that God gave me. He was in awe that I had prayed for him all these years. His journey was not easy either, and he suffered as well as we did. We are all so happy to be reunited as a family, and it was worth all the praying. God is Faithful and HE DOES KEEP HIS PROMISES!”  (Florida) 

“He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger.” Job 9:5 
“My husband has made my complete move and paid all costs. He also informed us that he will be here for Easter with us, despite the trouble it might cause him with the OW.”  (Germany) 
"My fast ended on our anniversary. My prodigal came over and I gave him a card. We went to lunch and had a nice time. This is the first outing we have had since he left months ago. I continue to stand on the promises of God. Praise the Lord." (Texas)
“Thank You Lord for everything You are doing for my family and my marriage. Even though my marriage has not been restored yet, I want to thank You for all the time we are getting to spend together. I know You are rebuilding my marriage on that solid rock and the enemy is trying to put doubt in my head, but I refuse to let the enemy in. I am going to give You all the honor and glory. Waiting on your timing is one of the hardest thing I've ever done. For all you standers, don't give up when things look impossible because I believe God can do the impossible. Nothing is too big for my God. Thank You Lord.”  (Virginia)  
"My prodigal has returned to me. This situation will be used for the Glory of His Name. My prodigal has asked for my forgiveness and wants us to begin anew. He wants God in his life and that is what we are praying for. To God be the Glory, He is so faithful." (South Africa) 

"We have been separated for many months. The little communication I received from him was cold and angry. I found a lawyer, but felt in my heart this was not the path I truly wanted to take. I prayed every day to God for guidance in this seemingly impossible situation. I am amazed about how this has all unfolded, but we are now trying to work things out. There's still work to be done, but I know God is there with us and will guide us to a better life together." (Quebec)

“I have experienced incredible results from the Hosea 2 prayer. My ex-wife has received a divorce in 6 months. She has come to thornbushes that she did not expect. It is because God has heard our prayers! Praise God! His Spirit counsels, His angels minister, and prayers are heard! Please stay praying.”  (Washington) 
“When praises go up, blessings come down. I want to say thank you to our Lord and Savior for He has re-ignited the fire and passion in my heart to continue to fight on my knees and pray every day, all day for my marriage to be restored. Thank You Lord for Rejoice Marriage Ministries for their consistent motivation and prayers that are powerful to those who are seriously believing that their prodigal spouse or child will repent to God and be delivered back to the family that's waiting for them. Thank you, Charlyne, for greatly encouraging us to pray scriptures with our loved ones names in them. Lately, my heart has been beating out of my chest for I am finding not only peace but joy that, even though I am divorced, I have already won the victory by the blood of Jesus Christ, for I know now and pray to never stop knowing that my suddenly and your suddenly is on its way! Psalm 71:14  But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.”  (Missouri) 
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.  Psalm 29:11 
“Praise God for a Christmas miracle! I have not heard a thing from my wife after she left some weeks ago. I was in physical pain due to anguish that I would not hear from my family on Christmas. She surprised me by having my older son pass on to me that she was thinking of me and ‘Merry Christmas’ on Christmas Day. I am trusting God that He is softening her heart. Please join me in praying she will open the lines of communication a little more. I am praying with you fellow standers!”  (Georgia)
"I decided to pray and fast after my husband told me he has re-filed for divorce. I was in divorce court in January and he dropped the divorce and gave me a tight hug. The surprise of him re-filing caused me to ask God, ‘Are you sure you want me to stand?’ During this mouth I have seen two Covenant Transport trucks. The second one I saw had a blue line underneath the words. On a different day I saw two rainbows. I believe God was speaking to me loudly. What is even more shocking is that Covenant Transport trucks aren't common in my area.(Illinois)
“God has moved me mightily in the last few months and I've just been re-baptized as a public statement of my commitment. I've learned to understand that God is a God of possibilities. Out of the blue, my wife asked me to breakfast. We spent four hours talking in general and about my walk with God. Praise God for the impossibles that He makes happen.”  (Kansas) 
“My prodigal has returned home. I am praising God for answering my prayers, as He said He would, and granting me the desires of my heart. It's one thing to hear songs on the radio, read the Bible passages of those touched by God expressing this same sentiment, but to feel it is beyond explanation. God does speak to us and He does answer prayer. My husband told me he 'kept seeing signs' telling him to come home. God was working the entire time I was wondering if He really was. Our God is an awesome God.” (Florida)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5 
"My Mom gave me a couple articles to read that I knew were messages to me to keep praying for my prodigal and our marriage. One article was about a couple married many years and the other was a person describing their journey from the wilderness towards being saved. God always works things out to tell us what He needs to." (Minnesota)
“We want to share our family's joyful testimony and encourage all standers to never give up on God and know there is no mountain He can't move. This week we celebrated the anniversary of our marriage which God restored years ago and the next day the high school graduation of our daughter who had been diagnosed with severe autism as a young child. She will start college soon. Praise God ALL things work together for good for those who love the Lord.”  (Louisiana)
"God has taught me to praise Him in the midst of the storm throughout my stand. He is doing some amazing things and I am so thankful. My covenant husband invited me to share Easter at his mom's and we attended church together as a family. PTL! This weekend he and our oldest son are on a fishing trip. Communication between them has been difficult over the past year or so...but God is at work and I am expecting good things to come. On top of this, I received a beautiful Mother's Day card from my wonderful covenant husband with a sizeable check inside. Wow...it blew me away! I can use this to pay off some bills that I wondered how I was going to pay. God knows our need and He will provide! Never give up hope for at the right time, God will answer."  (New York) 

 "After months of separation, my husband is back home. He told me that he went to see a lawyer around Christmas to divorce me, but he realized that he didn't want to go through it. I had been praying and fasting during December and received a second promise from God that my husband would be back. A month ago, my husband was still telling me that he would never come home. If it wasn't for finding Rejoice Marriage Ministries, my husband and I would be divorced by now. Charlyne taught me how to stand and Bob's books helped me understand my husband's point of view. They both taught me to not look at circumstances, even when things seems impossible. I give all the praises and glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this miracle. My husband says he wants to forget the past and start over.  Prodigals do come home, and they come home when we don't expect it."  (Texas)

“I have been standing for several years and recently my spouse confirmed what the Lord has always told me, that he wants to be with me and not the OW. He also confessed that he does not know how to get out of the relationship with the other woman. I pray that God will instruct him and give him a way out.” (Republic of South Sudan)

"My husband actually asked me by email how I was doing. He rarely asks about me. I planted a Resurrection seed at church on Easter Sunday and I praise God that the seed is taking root. Praise the Lord." (Louisiana)

"My husband moved out months ago, leaving me and our children devastated. Praise the Lord, last week my husband announced that he was coming home. I continue to stand for full healing and restoration of our marriage. If God can bring him back this far, He can completely heal our marriage. I give thanks and praise to a great and awesome God." (Canada)

"While I was praying for my husband, a song came into my head. I didn't remember all the words and I just started singing. I figured God wanted me to praise him in the midst of trouble. As the song unfolded, I found myself singing the words that God was giving me; 'Nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing is too difficult for thee.' I praise Him for all that He is doing and I trust Him." (Colorado) (A PS from Pompano: These are the moments that happen when we are alone with God. He is speaking and we are listening. Please note she was not in a chat room, nor did she email her online prayer friends for the words when this happened. If you are not doing so, please make time for you to meet in private with our Lord God.)
"Last week Charlyne mentioned in one "Charlyne Cares" that God talks to His children. I've been standing for more than 2 years and God had spoken to me several times. After reading this I asked God to give me one more encouraging Word. Friday evening at my church the preacher said that in the three parables in Luke 15, all of them ends in a Party. I believe that God told me when my marriage is restored it's going to be a Rejoice party." (Maryland)
"My husband has been randomly calling me since the beginning of the year. I had been praying and fasting for a communication breakthrough. I thank the Lord for a sudden invitation from my husband to visit with him and spend time together. My husband noticed I lost weight too. Standing for marriage restoration after divorce, I know my Redeemer lives! Thank you, Bob and Charlyne for your faithfulness." (Florida)
"But the Counselor, The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." John 14:26
“PTL for answered prayer for contact from my in-laws. Having prayed before Christmas for the Lord to place me on their hearts, God has answered my prayers abundantly more than I expected. For years I have had very little contact from members of my prodigal's family. Firstly my in-laws mentioned in their Christmas card that they 'think of me often.' Now over the past month I have received requests from my sister-in-law and a niece and nephew for my email address so they can be in contact with me! Thank You, Lord for blessing me so much more than I could have imagined." (United Kingdom) 
“I fasted during the week before Easter asking God to help me and to send me a sign for encouragement. During Easter service the pastor said, ‘If God defeated death, there is nothing that He can't do or breathe life into.’ While looking for a different song, I found one calledGod Restores!This was my encouragement! I wanted to share this song with all of the standers as it really blessed and encouraged me on this very difficult day.”  (California) 
Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll - are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise -  in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?   Psalm 56:8-11
“Finally my turn to add a praise report regarding my stand. After almost 11 years , my ‘husband’ finally said SORRY to me via a text message last night. I am still stunned. I replied and thanked him and said that I forgave him years ago by the grace of God and that I continue to pray for him....and asked him to never doubt my stand. GLORY TO GOD. I trust my suddenly will come soon.”  (Australia) 
“I recently attended a healing service out of obedience and received confirmation. As soon as I was anointed and prayed with, I literally felt a refining fire go through me! The enemy is trying to use situations with the OW to publicly embarrass me but the plans of the enemy are backfiring! As a result, more people are praying and being unblinded. God has been blessing me with financial rewards, help around my property, and healing mine and my husband's soul wounds. My husband has been softening towards me and I know it's just a matter of time until he breaks free from Satan’s control.” (Pennsylvania) 

"My prodigal's family as well as my family and I have been praying and standing for my marriage. My mother-in-law recently met with my prodigal and while talking to him was praying the whole time. When they left where they met, a street person came up to them and asked her if she was praying while she was speaking to my husband. She told him that she was praying that his heart would be softened and he would turn back to Jesus and listen to him. The person replied, 'I will be praying that too, and it will happen.' I believe this was an angel of the Lord. He is working!"  (Washington)

“Praise our Lord, my daughter and grandchildren came to the hospital to pick me up after surgery. No cancer thank our dearest Lord, a miracle. I felt our Lord said I shall live and not die to declare His mighty works. The promises He has given me and confirmed by many will be done as He promised. I know my covenant one flesh husband will know His Lord and live to obey Him soon for His glory. Praise His Holy Name.” (Australia) 
"I woke up the other morning with the wind howling outside. We went to bed thinking our furnace had stopped working, but when I woke up I started praising God for a warm bed, having my husband next to me and a warm house. When I looked at the thermostat the temperature said 64 degrees. I touched the furnace and it came on. Praise God for healing my furnace." (Oregon)
“A ‘chance’ meeting with someone at their work changed my life as they shared about God's desire to restore marriages and referred me to Rejoice Ministries. I felt hope for the first time in months and have been praying, fasting and claiming God's Word for my covenant marriage. Standers, please share your faith with others freely. God will use you to rescue another marriage for His kingdom. My husband isn't home yet, but I know absolutely that he will come home.”  (Oklahoma)  
“A few days ago my spouse emailed to say he had changed his mind and would not be visiting for the holidays. I could be disappointed but I am not. God has given me enough evidence that He is going to work things out and I believe Him. I will continue my fast and my stand for God brings the dead back to life and creates new things out of nothing!”  (Jamaica) 
“I asked God to give me the strength to stand even when everything outwardly told me to move on and my husband did so as well. After talking about my problem to everyone, I decided to cut everyone off around me and just focus on God. I asked Him to show me a sign that I should continue to stand for my marriage or give up. I promised Him that I would no longer talk about my problems with anyone but Him. This morning I woke up and saw three missed calls on my phone from my husband. He also sent me a text that he was having problems sleeping and he was thinking about me. Going through this, God allowed me to see that all I needed was Him. I stopped trying to fight the battle in my own strength and allowed God to step in totally and not only do a work in my husband but also a work in me. Please keep standing and trusting God because He will direct your path; just wait and listen to Him.”  (New York)  
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