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!



"Shortly after I left my husband and arrived in my sublet to start my new life, I heard God telling me that I would not divorce my husband but stand in the gap and pray for his salvation and that He would heal and restore our marriage. God led me to Rejoice Marriage Ministries who became our marriage counselor with hundreds of miles between us. God first began a great work in me, healing me and showing me the error of my ways. Now, praise God, I am back home after nearly a year and God is working on my husband as I continue to stand forever. Praise God." (North Carolina)
“Wow! After several long months of being apart, my family is whole once again! And it was just like you said, Charlyne, suddenly! My situation looked bleak, but God! I am in awe at His wondrous power and His unfailing promises. He restored and is rebuilding, and I am just giddy with joy. Thank you for being a lighthouse for others in a time where the world says ‘give up.’ The best words ever were hearing my husband thank me for loving him and never giving up. All glory and praise to our Lord because it was certainly His strength in my weakness that pulled me through. Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me and for never letting me down!”  (Georgia)
"Praise the Lord, my hubby came back after several years. God heard my cry and fulfilled His words to perform it. Thank you for Charlyne Cares that constantly encouraging me to stand, pray without ceasing and persevere. Your ministry help me tremendously." (Malaysia)
"My anniversary is tomorrow and I have been down, knowing that I will not be spending it with my wife. Today I asked God for a sign that He was working behind the scenes on my wife's heart. Your devotional for today was titled "Our Anniversary"! . I started crying right at my desk. I believe God meant this just for me. He knows just what we need and when we really need it." (Pennsylvania)
"God is good. Yesterday my covenant husband called but I missed his call. He called again today. He asked about a few things and said he would call back. Praise the Lord." (Florida)
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" Psalm 91:1-2
“Praise be to God! My husband and I live in different countries since we've been married. I've been praying and asking God to show me a sign that my marriage would be restored. This morning on my way to work I saw a rainbow and this evening after work I saw another rainbow. Lately my husband has been very distant but I know God is softening his heart and protecting our little girl who's spending time with him. This morning I told him I love him and he told me he loves me too! Praise the Lord forever. Keep holding on standers! I will forever stand on Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5 and Mark 10:7.”  (Florida)
At a retreat for students, I participated in an ice-breaker where I was given a card with the beginning of a scripture verse and had to find the person who had the card that completed the verse. The words "stand firm" stood out. The verse was Galatians 5:1. God does speak to His people." (Trinidad and Tobago)
“I am giving my testimony as God wants me to share and give thank for the fruits of my first harvest in marriage restoration (Ezekiel 20:40, Tobit 1:6). God put RMM in my way even before I knew about the OW in my husband's life. God told me nothing is impossible for Him and that I have to have faith in him (Mark 11: 23-26). He encouraged me in so many ways when I was desperate, sad and doubting. I started to stand even more when I knew about the OW. God does speak! He does listen, talks to me with love and answers all my prayers. He will restore my marriage as He promised (Jeremiah 31:13, 33:10-11; Isaiah 54:6-8) and my marriage restoration is coming soon! (Isaiah 60:22, Habakkuk 2:3). My husband has stopped seeing the OW, repented, started to seek for me and he sees us together in the near future. PTL!” (Ontario)
“My stand has been long, but anytime I try to give up the Lord does not allow me to. Every once in a while I receive a nugget of hope. My husband and daughter just came back from vacation. My daughter was so happy to bring me a gift that she and her father picked out. It is a bracelet. The words on the bracelet are: Family, hope, trust, joy, faith, truth, and love. All of these words have given me new strength. I am trusting in my Lord that He will bring me joy, as I hope in Him for the restoration of my family. His Word is truth, and His love endures forever.”  (California)
“I have been standing for my marriage for some time and have had small victories and setbacks. I’m praying for my husband’s salvation and marriage to be restored along with a job. Many job interviews and tons of applications later it seemed all was lost and my prodigal had stopped all communication and was moving forward with the OW. Doubts and fears started settling in. I cried out for God's help, prayed and fasted. God heard my cry and saw my heart. I asked for a sign if I should stay as I’m now close to where my prodigal lives. One of the companies I interviewed with offered me a job I’m not exactly qualified for nor did I put in an application for this position. God's hand and just at the right time. He has provided everything I needed from hope to work to strength. I’m still waiting on my prodigal, but I know it’s coming. God is moving. Standers, tough days come and go but focus on Jesus and watch His miracles unfold daily. Praise Him, your prodigal is coming home.” (Virginia)  

"Praise God, my husband has returned home. Although he is not admitting that it was God who sent him home, I know that it was the Almighty. I knew my prayers would be answered, but I didn't think it would be so quick. We have a lot of work to do and I know we can do it because I refuse to stop standing and praying." (Florida)

“Traveling this weekend I prayed for restoration as normal and about 30 minutes later I saw a Covenant Transport truck. I was overwhelmed since I read about these sightings, but never expected to see one. The truck belonged to another company so the sign was only noticeable when the sun hit it a certain way. Thanking God in advance for my restoration miracle.”  (Kentucky) 
Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.  Ephesians 5:25 
“My prodigal has been at church for some years yet recently stopped attending. I wanted to text yet am learning to let go and let God. The wonderful thing is that when I do let go and my husband makes contact, I am certain it comes from God and my faith soars. I prayed 'God please somehow let me know he's OK.' That evening he phoned! Totally unbelievable, after no contact for so long. God is working in both our lives and it blessed me to know that my prodigal does think of me from 'the far country.' PTL!” (United Kingdom)
"I visited a church in my community and I was able to minister to a young couple through my marriage problems. I told them to learn from me and my husband’s mistake and don’t take the route we took by separating because we are still not back together. At the end of the service the young woman thanked me and said her husband told her he was moving back home today after church." (Georgia)
"Praise the Lord, my hubby came back two weeks ago after many months of standing. As I did my stand with the help of God, prayer partners and Charlyne Cares things got worse. I tried not to lose hope. I kept believing God's promises and kept praying and fasting even harder. Now my hubby is back and we're getting along just like when we first met. God is restoring our family and things are completely different now. To God be the honor and glory." (Panama)
"God is good. I have been facing a challenge for a while financially but lately it had gotten so much worse and I was at the point of having my car taken back and the real fear of losing my home. I cried out to God and prayed for my car to become invisible. I spoke to the men who said they had come for the car on Saturday but could not find it even though it was parked outside my front door. God has also spoken to someone who has agreed to pay the money I owe, right on the deadline. Praise the Lord, stay strong in your faith and be encouraged." (United Kingdom)

"Mother's Day began with breakfast in bed prepared by my daughter. I prayed to God that I would like to have my husband go to Mass with me. Twenty minutes later, the phone rang and my husband asked to go to Mass with me. He also took us to lunch. God does listen and answers prayer." (California)

"I hadn't heard from my husband but suddenly, after a month, he texted me in reference to a cell phone bill, very politely but very dry. I responded in the same manner but at the end I added, "Have a blessed day." To my surprised he responded, "Thank you, you too." Later that day he texted me again asking another question! Praise the Lord! That unexpected "suddenly" uplifted me and gave me the strength to keep standing even when you don't see the light! We have an awesome God!" (Florida)
I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. Isaiah 48:3
“PTL! I felt led by God to attend my church’s revival. God moved in a mighty way. I have been praying for a job for six months. I did not have any money so I wrote, ‘God will bless me’ on an offering envelope. Today I was offered a job to start next week. All He requires is a mustard seed of faith. I will apply that same faith for my prodigal as I wait for God’s perfect time. God will do just what He said. My marriage will be restored soon and so will yours standers. Keep the faith!”  (Florida)

"My husband told me he didn't think he loved me. He moved out. He came home after a year. I still hadn't heard the words 'I love you.' He is saying them to me again. He and I are working on our marriage and it is all because of Jesus. God is ever faithful and true. I had to learn that the hard way, but when I finally did put all my trust in the Lord, that's when He moved." (Ohio)

"I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself." Psalm 89:2
“My prodigal husband came and spent some time with me at home a few months ago and then I did not hear from him. I prayed to God and decided to be silent for a very long spell. This time around he has not removed personal effects that he brought with him. It is frustrating but I am being thankful to God and trusting Him that His promises will be delivered soon. Keep standing everyone and keep trusting God. He is not a man that he should lie. He will do what He said He would do.” (Jamaica) 
“I have been keeping a journal of prayers and such regarding my stand. Last evening I reviewed some of my journal and each prayer asked the Lord to cleanse me, help me confess any sins, heal me, strengthen me, help me forgive, on and on... all have been answered. I'm not done asking or praying. God is also helping my daughter's heart. I have to believe that He is helping my husband's heart as well, even though we have no contact. God does.” (Florida) 
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will seethe deliverance the Lord will bring you today.The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14 
This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.  Isaiah 56:1
“Praise God for His grace! During these many years of standing for my marriage, God has generously provided WELL for me and my children. I can't tell you enough all of the breakthroughs and suddenlies that He has blessed us with. He is our Provider. I want to pass the test of perseverance and patience, taking every negative thought captive to God's outstretched hand. He recently blessed my daughter with an awesome scholarship package for college, answering a heart's desire a year after waiting for that breakthrough and not giving up. There are so many other examples that I could provide but the bottom line is don't give up - stay the course, it's not what it looks like. Expect GOD things! He is the Game Changer! Continue to believe for your heart's desires! God Bless you RMM, standers and your families!”  (Delaware) 
“Today I woke up to my husband stopping by the house. He came to get a few more things that he needed. While he was home he helped me get the Christmas tree and decorations from the attic; we talked and laughed. His heart has softened toward me. I can feel God's work in our marriage. Thank You Lord!”  (Texas)
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:6-8
“I was so excited to read the devotion about Tim Tebow. I have been standing for my marriage for over three years now. Things are up and down with my in-home prodigal, but recently things have really been improving. The one thing that makes me sad is that my husband will not go to church with my kids and me. We were watching the game on Saturday. I was so excited when the John 3:16 commercial came on, and everyone in the house was watching it, including my husband. And to make it even more exciting, halfway through the commercial, my son’s best friend popped up on the screen to say his part of the verse. His dad works at Focus on the Family, so he got to be a part of the commercial. It was very exciting, and we were all cheering for him. It was really a blessing from God to be able to hear His Word, even though we weren't in church.” (Colorado)
"I was having a rough morning, crying out to God asking Him if He cared. The only reason I left the house was to get a tire fixed. The tire shop was busy and I had to wait some time. The manager finally brought my keys and told me my car was ready at no charge. I started to argue that I had come prepared to pay and he said I had not seen anything yet. We went outside and there were four new tires on my car. I started crying and he just looked at me and said, 'God said tell you He has your back.' This man did not know my circumstances." (Florida)
“Today we celebrated 10 years married. My husband left me six years ago and returned two years later after much praying and standing. Although he left, he never followed through with the divorce and we were always married! I am eternally grateful to the faithfulness of God!”  (United Kingdom)
“My father-in-law is an artist and he gave a painting to his brother who managed to mislay it on his way home. The painting turned up several weeks and several states away and the only ID was the artist's signature. The painting was sent back to my father-in-law in a very damaged condition. With the help of a friend and the use of bondcrete, the painting is almost restored to original, just requiring some touch up work. I feel that God is telling me, my husband and my marriage will be returned and restored in the same mysterious way. I will never stop praying. "I have called you by name, you are mine" Isaiah 43:1.” (Australia) 
“I have been struggling financially and was down to literally change in my bank account. God has blessed me more than even what I asked for with more work and He has provided enough for me to pay my bills this month. I do not worry for the next month as I know worry adds nothing to our lives and I trust God to continue providing for our needs. I thank you for your continued prayers and praise our heavenly Father for His blessings every single day.”  (Florida)
“Today a Covenant Transport truck pulled into our business. I was practically jumping up and down. For some years I have trusted God for the restoration of my dead marriage and at the lowest moments He has sent ministries like RMM, faithful believers, and Covenant Transport trucks to encourage me in the darkest days of separation and divorce. Having that truck pull up to our business was a kiss on the cheek from the Lord. I believe that I am almost on the other side of this mountain. Praise God.”  (Ohio)  
"My wife returned and we were together again as a family for many months. But the enemy sadly led her to leave again. Now I'm learning to pray differently and finally beginning to learn to trust in God alone. Human help cannot fix this, but God can. His love never fails." (Oregon)
“God is working on the other side of my mountain. My favorite verse to pray for my husband is Job 33:14-18, 26-28. The Lord showed me he is working today when my husband told me that he woke up screaming the other night, ‘I want to come home.’ God is awesome! He is speaking to my husband. Our miracle is right around the corner. PTL!”  (West Virginia)
“PTL, we serve an awesome God. My husband came home suddenly. He called and said that he was having problems with the OW and he admits he made a very big mistake by getting into a relationship. He confessed his faults and asked to come back to his family whom he missed deeply. Charlyne, you are so right; our miracles do come suddenly. One victory God fulfilled as He promised. Now I am praying for my husband's salvation that will be sure to come suddenly, too. Thank You God; You are faithful to Your promises.”  (Canada)
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.  Isaiah 40:11 
"My husband said I shouldn't be waiting for him and that he made a mess of his life. He said he's not worth it. I replied that he is worth it all and that the messes were necessary for God to get my attention and it worked. I told him God isn't finished with us. Thank You, Lord Jesus." (Wisconsin)

"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)

“Praise the Lord, after many months, my wife is back home with my son. Every day I was supported by the faith in our Lord Jesus. Thank You, Jesus. There ìs peace in our marriage and we'll keep following the Lord’s path from now on.” (Honduras)
I need God's word, I need other fellow believers who know the truth, God gave me this love in my heart, and it was in Norm's also. We have 4 beautiful kids who have their kids, why were we derailed in this life time. What would Jesus do? He would love my spouse I'm certain. With His strength, this will work.  (Illinois)
“PTL! My testimony today is to give all praise to my Lord and Savior. I have been in prayer with RMM for some years. I don't even remember how I found this site, but I thank the Lord I did. My lawyer called my husband and told him that the paperwork had been prepared, and all he needed to do, was come by his office and sign them. To this date, he has not signed those papers. All praise goes to my Lord and Savior. Praise God, He made a way for me, out of no way! I trust in God, that my suddenly will happen, not my time but His alone. Keep praying and loving the Lord no matter what the circumstance you see!” (Louisiana) 
“I’m standing for my family restoration, knowing in complete faith today that what I see is not what God has for me and my daughter. My almighty God, Creator of all, will deliver us and give us great joy and eternal happiness with the return of my husband. Thanks Rejoice Ministries because when I feel I can't do it anymore, I read how the Lord has been so beautiful and will come in His perfect time. Reading His Word makes me strong to continue standing firm.”  (Panama)  
“Praise be to God that in the midst of all opposition I know He is faithful. I have been standing for some time now. It looked like we were getting there and I was very happy and hopeful until the lawyers knocked on my door with divorce papers. But I encouraged myself in the Lord because many are the plans of man but the Lord’s counsel shall stand. Glory to you King of Kings.”  (Botswana)  
"God opened the door for my husband and me to begin communicating. He shared how bad things are between him and the other woman. He invited me to celebrate a family birthday. We had a wonderful day and ended the night praying together. A week ago it felt hopeless. Praise God, in the twinkling of an eye He can change a prodigal's heart." (Michigan)
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