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!



"Praise the Lord. My marriage was restored, but the enemy came back in because I failed to continue to stand. Because of this, my husband and I have been separated in the same house for several months, with him not speaking to me. Last night, while watching tv, he was talking to me as if nothing had happened. I praise the Lord because this is a sign that He is working in my marriage." (Florida) A PS from Pompano -  A spouse does not have to be gone from home to be a prodigal. Having an at-home prodigal creates new difficulties, but please remember all of the new opportunities for prayer it opens.
“My wife left a few months ago. She asked me to file for divorce which I lovingly refused and explained why. She has refused all contact for a month but in that month a co-worker sent me the link about this ministry and shared her story of standing for her husband for three years. They have now been back together for two. The testimonies on here and the daily devotionals encourage me to stay strong in my stand despite the outward circumstances. She returned to her home country but time and distance mean nothing to God so my faith grows daily, knowing little about what she does. Incidents have shown me as I walk with God, fast and pray, that He is working in her. I get confirmations from His Word, His Spirit and sometimes others. I reread ‘A Standers Affirmation’and asked for another confirmation. Today worship started with our wedding song, ‘How Great is our God.’”  (Florida)  
"We celebrated  wedding anniversary. My prodigal came home four years ago and God has continued to work on both of us. We have our trials, but I know there is nothing too hard for the Lord if we let Him have His way.  If I had listened to people instead of the Lord, my husband wouldn't be here now. It doesn't mean I didn't receive valid, Godly counsel, but sometimes God spoke opposite of what people would say. The first time my husband thanked me for not giving up, I cried because Charlyne had written about that moment and I believed her. God had confirmed to me over and over that it would happen..” (California)
"I have been standing in God's name for my marriage restoration. Last month my husband started calling more and coming to see me. We have been to dinner and the movies. I thank God that He is bringing my husband back to Himself and back to me. Standing, praying and fasting does work. God has done a remarkable work in me." (Georgia)
“God did what ONLY He can do! My husband is home after six months. He gave notice on his apartment in December but was adamant he was not coming home until January, 2014. The year 2013 was declared for my local church the Year of Completion. I was believing God that my husband would be home by December 31st. Last month he had a seizure and was in the hospital. Once released, he moved out of his apartment and has been home since. I went to a counseling session today and he came along. I told him he didn't have to say anything. He ended up getting involved and guess what, he's coming to the next session! I am still in awe because our situation looked completely impossible but with God ALL things are possible. Keep the faith, stand firm - even if you have to stand alone believing for your covenant partner. He's not perfect and neither am I, but we serve a perfect God who can turn the heart of any. Prayer changes things! Lord help me to zip my lips and to look to You ALWAYS!”  (Virginia)
I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God. Psalm 38:15
"God freely offered me His encouragement based on Sunday's theme of 'Amazing Grace.' First I read Charlyne Cares and then the prelude this morning was Amazing Grace, followed by the offertory of Amazing Grace. During Sunday School I was able to testify to God's amazing grace in my stand for marriage restoration. We serve an awesome God." (Maryland)
"This month is two years since my husband and I have been separated, for a second time. Earlier this month my husband surprised my son and I. We were on an international flight on a week's vacation and my husband was the last person to board the flight. He advised the flight attendant that his wife and son are on the flight and he is surprising them. We had a wonderful time. He returned to his apartment on our return but he spent Christmas Day with us. God has a plan." (Florida)
“Today I was very discouraged, very beaten down by the enemy. I often pray while I am driving, and at exactly the moment I was praying for my prodigal husband's salvation, I was passed by a vehicle with a license plate that read, ‘Hesavs.’ I have never seen a license plate like that. I was blessed to have seen that.” (Minnesota) 
"Praise the Lord, He is working. The Lord is speaking to my husband, and after months of praying and fasting, he has withdrawn his petition for divorce. 'Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.'" (Virgin Islands)
I thought in my heart, “God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed.”  Ecclesiastes 3:17 
“My husband separated from me some months ago. We both work for the same ministry, and I have to see him every day. It is difficult. On Sunday, as I was praying and crying out to the Lord, asking Him to show me a sign that there is hope for our marriage restoration, my husband texted me and said he felt led to contact me and asked how I was doing. I told him I was praying for us at the very moment. He responded back to me to say, ‘I was praying for us too! I've been praying and thinking about a lot things.’ Satan has tried to make me doubt this week even after God's moving on Sunday evening. Today, I was listening to Stop Divorce Radio, and Charlyne was speaking on faith and not doubting. God again revealed to me that I have to stand, trust and not doubt. Our marriage restoration is around the corner I just have to remember to not listen to the voices of doubt that the enemy tries to plant in my mind.”  (North Carolina) 
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
“While my husband has been gone for quite a while now, I have also been asking God about what He has in store for my future career and which church I should go to. God has told me to be patient and that He has things in store for me now if I just trust Him. I knew that there were people in my life that I was meant to be with at this time but I did not always know why. The other day a friend said to me that she wanted to go to church. She is struggling with life but has seen the strength and peace that God brings me and wants some of that too. It is amazing to see what affect our stand has on those around us without us always realizing it.”  (New Zealand)
“Understanding that an addiction or stronghold is given to some on a silver platter to experience until they have had all that they can take, until it makes them sick of themselves and their sin, has helped in this journey. I do get sad and once in a while Satan will lie into my ear about how worthless I am. But God holds my hand and reminds me I am His and that He has a plan. So for now I will walk looking for the good in my days knowing my suddenly will happen and that it’s God’s work to do and not mine . I miss my prodigal and yes, I have a spouse and children I long to have back in my life, I miss them terribly. Yet I will be thankful and praise God through tears for His perfect work and the promise of a coming day.” (Oklahoma)
"I have been struggling with believing God's will for my marriage. I believe He is able to restore my marriage and I believe He wants to heal my marriage, but the question for me was will He heal my marriage? Yesterday I cried out again to God for confirmation. Today, I listened to Charlyne's message on Stop Divorce Radio, 'For The Sake Of My Name.' Ezekiel 36 was constantly quoted, 'I will gather you...', 'I will sprinkle...' 'I will cleanse...' 'I will give...' Thank you, Lord for speaking to my heart to confirm Your promise once more." (United Kingdom)
“I was feeling discouraged with the court date coming up next week; but God! In his loving mercies and tender care, reminded me that He is still in control. He reminded me of His faithfulness and that He will do just what He says He will do. All glory and honor to our Lord and Savior. Be encouraged standers. God is working out all the details and praise His name forever.”  (Indiana) 
“When my prodigal called telling me he was visiting, I prayed over that visit. That evening He began playing a love song he liked and explained the lyrics to me; that the singer was finding different ways to express his love interest. We enjoyed our outing together. He said he had moved back to our home town. PTL! Our Lord is a mighty God, He turns the heart of stone into the heart of flesh. Restoration is there; keep on believing, keep on trusting the Lord!”  (United Kingdom) 
“My suddenly happened this week! My husband and I had been seeing each other over the past few weeks. He texted me on Monday to tell me he was at a crossroads and was thinking about giving notice at his apartment to move out. He said he would lose his rent deposit by leaving early but it was worth it. He felt life together would be better this time. He asked me what I thought. I told him that I had always said the door was open and this was his home. Two days later he was bringing belongings over and has been staying ever since! The Lord has transformed both of our hearts. I am trusting the Lord's timing in all of this and so very thankful for His mercy and grace! All the glory goes to Him! I have never been happier!”  (Canada)
"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit." Titus 3:3-5
“My prodigal contacted me at 2:00 A.M. in the morning by text. Just last month he had me blocked from calling or texting. He called to ask me a question and then offered some help with job opportunities. I praise God that we were able to communicate.”  (Tennessee) 
“I submitted a prayer request to this website to be removed from a GPS tether so that I could care for my three children. The tether was not removed, but I was granted permission to take my children to and from school, doctors, dentists, school events and meetings, and most importantly, to church! Praise be to God! Thank you for your continued prayers and support as I stand for the salvation of my husband, the restoration of my marriage and family, and the cancellation of a pending divorce. Amen.”  (Michigan) 

Praise the Lord! My husband and I have been separated many years. About three weeks ago my husband made it clear to me he wanted a divorce. This broke my pride and had me call out to God. I found this website and started standing. I am now loving my husband into the kingdom of God as I should have been years ago. I started going back to church, joined a Bible study and am tithing, believing God can move this mountain. The Lord called me to fast a few days ago and said it would be a rough few days. By the end of the first day God told me to call my mother. She and I haven't had a relationship in almost eight years. I didn't want to do this and begged God, ‘Please no!’ I ran to the Bible for comfort and opened to Proverbs 23:22 ‘Do not despise your mother when she is old.’This broke me and I called her immediately. A few minutes after I got off the phone with my mom, my husband called and said to forget about the divorce and continue what I'm doing. I obeyed and God blessed me! PTL!” (California) 

"...I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God." Ezekiel 37:21-24
“God is working! I was driving and cried out to my Lord asking, 'What should I be doing?' 'How can I change this or continue to stand for my prodigal?’ I hear from my husband about family matters but when time goes by I usually phone and force contact. This can leave me feeling desperate or embarrassed. Satan enters my mind and I imagine all sorts of sinful behavior as reasons for his not calling home. Tears flowed as I saw a truck for College Laundry services and a tagline: ‘It's not your problem anymore.’ Seconds later I saw a billboard with the words JESUS in block letters. I realized at that moment HIS message to me is I cannot make anything happen in the physical; I have to let go and let God. God made it clear that HE is working on my behalf. Keep standing and praying. I know my prodigal must return to me under the Lord’s guidance and not because I try to manipulate the circumstances.”  (Massachusetts)  
"My wife and I separated months ago. Our marriage was very damaged. Although I began praying and fasting, my days were filled with pain and mental turmoil. Finally peace and trust in God began to fill my life. He really began to work on me and all the baggage that I brought to our marriage. I stopped trying to manipulate my situation. My wife has said that she wants to work on our marriage. All the credit is God's." (Maryland)
"For nothing is impossible with God." Luke 1:37
“The Lord has been so faithful! My spouse recently remarried, but God continues to show Himself to be sovereign. The Lord has kept me and continues to speak to me through signs, songs, sermons, etc. as a reminder to keep believing and to stand strong and place all trust in Him. Cry out to the Lord, as He hears and understands. God has called us to stand and He will never bring you to something He won't bring you through! Praise Him in advance!”  (Ohio) 
“Bless God Forever. How can I not give God thanks and praise? I am a stander who is experiencing restoration according to God's timetable not mine! Here a little, there a little, slow but steady. Complete restoration shall me mine, but I give praise to God now because the battle is the Lord’s! Every corner I turn God has shown me His greatness. I've heard what other's have heard....But God! My covenant is with the Father. I remain humble so that God's love may abound. Be encouraged, victory is ours.”  (Connecticut)
“I just want to thank God for refining me like silver and testing me like gold. He is putting me through the furnace so that all my impurities will rise to the surface and be removed for good. I pray that He continues to remove those impurities until I am completely refined and shining like silver. I praise Your Holy name forever Father. Thank You Jesus for being my Rock in these times. May the Father and Son be glorified forever! Amen! Amen!”  (Georgia)
"When my husband filed for divorce I took a stand for my marriage before I even knew what standing was. Throughout these past few months I have seen the small ways God has worked in my husband. After many tearful prayers for postponed court dates, I went to my lawyer today and she has a conflict of another case that was scheduled on the exact date of my court date, which means mine will be postponed! Praise the Lord for answering my prayers. The Lord is faithful, and I know he will restore my marriage before the divorce is final."  (Missouri)
“I want to take this time and say thank you to Jesus and RMM for the love and support that I have received during this season of my life. On December 17, 2013 I officially became homeless. The week leading up to this, I was a train wreck; I was scared, began screaming both internally and externally, I started blaming myself and I was full of anger and fear. I even questioned my salvation, and God's love for me. Now, that's scary! But GOD! I received a Christmas card and I didn't feel like opening it. I waited a whole day! When I opened it, there was a love letter from God and inside this love letter was a check! It's not about the money, but to me it was a sign from God. So many people don't understand why I am praying for my marriage; I ask God all the time. This blessing forever touched my heart. I am so thankful. I've lost almost everything - BUT GOD!”  (Louisiana)
“PTL! I tend to waiver in my faith as time goes on and asking God for signs about if He's really going to bring my hubby home. The story of Gideon kept coming to mind. I asked God several weeks ago, if you are really going to bring my beloved home then let him fix the can crusher without me having to ask him when he comes for his visit. Well guess what he did. I just about fell over. Then I said, OK God, if my hubby shows up for our son's concert then I'll know you are going to bring him home. Yes, He showed up for the concert. Then I said, OK God if he comes to the house right after work and doesn't wait until 6:30 for our son's basketball banquet then I will know. You guessed it, he came right after work. Well then I had the nerve to tell God those were easy. I thought to myself let's make it harder. If my hubby asks me to lunch then I will really believe. Well last week he texted me and asked if I could meet him about a bill. He asked me to meet him for lunch. Suddenly! Jeremiah 33:10-11.” (Ohio)
“I have been praying for years for my spouse to take responsibility for his family and thought that it must not be God's timing yet. But now, after several years, my husband is paying for heat to the house, school needs for the kids and  many other things including extra spending money just because! He told me he is making amends for all the wrongs he has done and will continue praying for our family! All these years God has been speaking to him. I didn't think my spouse was listening but he really was! When we least expect it prodigals really do become obedient to their Lord!”  (Michigan) 

“God has done so much for us in the past six years since my husband came home. I can't even name everything but He knows in my heart I praise Him for it all. I just wanted to publicly give Him praise for bringing us through many storms and always being there even though I do not deserve it at all. Thank You Lord.”  (Oregon)

“PTL! Christmas was filled with miracles! For the past week I have been asking God to see that He was working on the other side of my mountain as it didn't look like anything was happening. A month ago my husband said he would come over only for presents on Christmas, but would not stay for dinner or a simple meal. Then my parents decided to brave the snow to come visit for Christmas- a miracle. I kept praying for God to separate the OW and open both of their eyes. Two days before Christmas they broke up. They were supposed to go away with my kids for a weekend holiday celebration that never happened. God intervened! Second miracle. I asked again that he come for a meal and he agreed- third miracle. He spent several hours with us and even gave me perfume, another miracle. I prayed for a family picture. My mom asked him if she could take a picture of all of us and he agreed – another miracle. And that is only the miracles that I could see. He is the God who does more than we ask or imagine! Ephesians 3:20.”  (Wisconsin)
“My daughter and I were watching the movie Cinderella. After the movie I was feeling sad and lonely and I asked God when will my prince husband come home and rescue me? God answered me withPsalm 118:9. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. Now I know that the Lord is my prince and He will rescue me.”  (New York) 
“Last night I felt so discouraged and so hurt that I determined not to go to church today. I planned to stay home, pray and read the Bible. But praise God He had other plans. When I woke this morning the verse of the day was Hebrews 10:25 about not forsaking the assembly of believers. So I got up and went even though I still felt terrible. Before we left a lady came and talked to me who has been separated for 13 years. I'd spoken to her earlier this year and encouraged her to divorce her husband and she told me that she had filled out her divorce papers and went to pay for them but they would not accept her payment method. I praised God for that and that I had a chance to ask her forgiveness about the advise I had given and share with her what I was learning about marriage restoration. Praise God I could make things right and be a lighthouse.” (Australia)
"I just wanted to share while I have been standing for my marriage the Lord has brought 13 couples across my path to share about standing for their marriage, and glory to the Father, He has restored five of these marriages so far. PTL!!! I am waiting on His timing for mine and praying for the others. His timing is the hardest but remember, He knows best. It is so encouraging to see God restoring the other marriages, it gives me greater hope. Hope and faith is all we have to hold on to. So hold on to the One who gives it to us, Jesus Christ! Thanks, Rejoice Ministries, for your encouragement!" (Louisiana)
I have a place among His people. Acts 26:18 When I read that I realized here is where I belong. (Florida)

“I have given up a few times in my stand but God has always reminded me He is faithful and to trust Him. Earlier this year I received my suddenly from my beloved, but due to me giving up and detouring it caused us to split up. For months I agonized about missing my suddenly. I attended the Dallas Rejoice on the Road conference and was encouraged by Charlyne praying for me and my beloved. After the prayer, Charlyne told me to continue praying and be prepared to write my testimony. I decided to let go and let God, stop trying to control my spouse coming back to me, seek God for His will for my life, and grow in Christ. During the process God taught me to trust Him to move on the other side of the mountain and that He is faithful. Well to God be all the Glory. My spouse has contacted me to say he is now ready to work on us and reconcile.”  (Texas)

“I want to thank you for the Monday devotional. I was feeling like the kid who could hear the sound and others couldn’t. I was also feeling tested this last week. One of my friends, who is a Christian, could not understand that for six years I was still praying for my husband to come home. I thank you for the encouragement.”  (Illinois) 
“I would like to thank the Lord for showing me that marriage restoration is possible. My husband left a few months ago, came home for a few weeks, but then left again. While at home we spoke a little bit about what happened. God is good since we are still in contact and he still visits our daughter. He sometimes also comes to church. I will not give up on my spouse. My walk with God has become much stronger than it was. I am grateful for what I have been through for it has made me a better person. I can’t wait for my husband to come back home in God’s timing.”  (South Africa)
“The Lord has answered my prayers. Our family is reunited after a long and painful separation. We have a long way to go, but the Lord is faithful. My husband is unemployed and has been since the time we have reunited, but God is our provider. The Lord is using me to provide for my family and I believe in this way He is opening my husband’s eyes to the truth. My husband has turned away from the OW and is now striving hard to receive God’s blessing. I believe this has made me closer to God and stronger in prayer. I feel the Lord is guiding me every day in how to trust Him and not fear. Standers, God uses the toughest situations to build your faith and in the end you will say, I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day. 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Praise the Lord.”  (Arab Emirates)
"This past week was tremendous. My husband sent me text messages and also asked me to send him family pictures taken a few weeks earlier. I had asked God for a sign in scripture twenty minutes prior to this and then I received this message." (Ohio)
"'The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivitya]"> and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,' says the LORD...'In that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them.'"  Jeremiah 30:3,8 
“I was really burdened by the size of our upcoming bills. I knew we didn't have enough to pay everything. I was also feeling an uneasiness as I needed to communicate this with my husband. I told God I didn't know how to pray but trusted Him and believed Him. God opened my husband's heart to ask and then he gave me money to help. I prayed to God that I was scared and confessed my part in not being a good steward. In less than 24 hours, I had scheduled a new client, and received three new orders! We do serve a personal God who loves us and cares. ‘Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.’ Luke 12:7.”  (Indiana)
"I hurt my knee bad. I have always had problems with it. But now it is bad. On Sunday, my wife picked up the children from our home. This morning I got an email from her saying she noticed me limping and asked me what was wrong and if I was alright. The Lord is working in her heart and in our marriage." (North Carolina)
“After standing for some years, I am in a ‘dry’ season where there seems to be no movement towards reconciliation on my wife's side of the mountain. But God still keeps His Word, His promises, His plan! The devotional from Aug 22 blessed me so much today! Oh how true it is that our God fulfills His plans "just as He foretold.” He has given me indications that my relationship with my precious wife will be restored in time. Thank you for such encouragement to stand in His strength even in the "dry" seasons. May you all be blessed as you minister to us all, and as you serve with His strength!”  (Oregon) 
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