Charlyne Cares


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

Today's Charlyne Cares Devotional

Thursday, May 5, 2016

This testimony is proof once again that God does heal marriages. Greg and Missy share what led to the breakdown of their marriage. You will hear from Greg as he explains the thoughts he battled that eventually led him to leave his home and into the arms of another woman.

Missy cried out to the Lord and had grown in her faith, enough to not be shaken when news of a non-covenant baby was delivered. You will hear how God brought Greg home and resurrected their marriage after he moved home. You will once again be encouraged to believe that God does touch and transform hearts in His perfect timing.

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I am praising the Lord that we are sending out an extra bonus of testimonies from standers around the world. To God be the glory! I know that having marriage problems, being separated or divorced or having your spouse possibly marry the other person for a season is not easy, but God is moving in hearts and lives around the world!
Please stand firm, walking in faith, believing and trusting in the Lord’s mighty power. God is faithful to His promises. God is a God of reconciliation! – Charlyne

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.  Psalm 138:7

“My husband came home and left after a false start. The enemy has been fighting hard against my marriage, because we both are leaders in the church. PTL, after several months of not speaking to my wonderful husband, he is now spending most of his days with me, and is moving his clothes back home. This is the same man who divorced me and said to friends he would never come back to me. My God changed a hardened heart. I give Him all the praise.”  (Florida)

“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.”  Ezekiel 11:19

“God is restoring my family. My husband came to our daughter’s dance recital. He didn’t sit with me and our sons, but he was there and our family was all under one roof. We hugged and chatted together in the lobby afterwards. Thank You Jesus! Thank you for this ministry. I look forward to giving our testimony of total restoration in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen! All for God’s glory!”  (Georgia)

“I want to give thanks to God for His faithfulness. I have been standing for some months now and in that time God has changed me and delivered me from the anger and frustration that I regularly felt in my marriage. Although my husband hasn’t yet returned, I know that God is working on him and my suddenly is assured in Jesus’ name. He is an intentional God and a never failing God. There are no surprises or accidents in His Kingdom. Standers, just let go and let God! We have overcome.”  (United Kingdom)

“Our anniversary was last week and the past few years I’ve made my husband his favorite cookies even though we were separated. He has finalized the divorce so when God told me to bake cookies again, I questioned Him. But He wouldn’t let it rest and said, ‘Show him how much you love him.’ I mailed the cookies with a note saying that and, ‘It’s all I’m able to offer – something from my heart.’ I was surprised and happy to receive a thank you text saying my faith, kindness and support are amazing and appreciated. He said God’s work is not unnoticed by him and he knows the impact in my life. I’m not letting the enemy steal this victory with disturbing news I received about the OW. I’ve told my husband God gave me a vision of the scales of justice and said He is getting each of us in balance with Him before He can bring us into balance with each other. As I tell people, God is working on us independently right now. Praise Him! My faith is unwavering.”  (Arizona)

“Praise the Lord, for He is good. The Lord has provided a car for me. I have been praying for a while now, and God has provided, something only He can do. The salesman and finance manager were truly shocked I was approved, but God is in control. He has restored my faith and belief. Now I stand stronger for my marriage to be resurrected all to the glory of God. My children know this is a miracle as they are fully aware of the financial hardship we experience daily. Lord, take this miracle and use it to open my children’s eyes to trust in You and know You will restore our family. Pray with me for all children who are suffering and hurting that they will come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord!”  (Florida)

So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”  Genesis 22:14

“God is so awesome. It has been some time since my husband and I separated. During that time I have allowed God to change my heart and show me my error; and boy did He ever. I know God is restoring my marriage and my faith is strong. I have been praying, asking God for my spouse to call me or if it wasn’t time, then have my husband reach out to one of his sisters to let me know he is okay. Well I have been in great expectancy day in and day out. Today, out of the blue, I received a call from one of his sisters letting me know my husband told her to call me and tell me he still loves me, misses me and keep praying for him. This journey so far hasn’t been easy, but I treasure it because I have fallen in love with Jesus on a much deeper level and have peace that His Word will not return to Him void. I look forward to sharing when my hubby is back home.”  (Texas)

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11 (NKJV)

Proverbs 16:9 says: A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Hallelujah! Praise be to God Almighty who is worthy of all praise! After years of divorce court and much prayer asking God to remove the mountain of divorce from the courts in Jesus’ name, God has postponed all six court dates and my husband just withdrew the application from the courts! He still has plans to pursue divorce in the fall, BUT GOD! I know He is answering prayers and directing my husband’s steps. My husband also told our children that their mom is the most beautiful woman in the world. He would have never said this, so I know God is softening his heart and moving mountains. Standers, I pray this encourages you today. Know that God is in control and whatever He promised, He will do it, no matter what your spouse is planning. Don’t give up. Our God directs the steps of man!”  (Canada)

“I want to thank God for this journey. I’ve been separated from my husband for a couple of months with little communication. God was dealing with me about having a clear conscience with everyone. My family does not know the Lord so I was very hesitant to inform them about my separation. I thought I could hide it until my husband was home but God kept dealing with me. After much prayer, God opened the door for me to speak with my family. I wanted to be careful on what to say and not speak badly of my husband. PTL! God gave me all the words to say and I was able to witness to my lost family again through this trial! God helped me to be a testimony of His love, mercy, grace and strength. God even encouraged me through my family because they said, ‘If you are not giving up on your marriage and husband and praying to be restored, then we won’t give up either. We will pray with you for what you are asking.’ How can I give up after this? God is good! Listen to what God wants from you and obey. Ephesians 3:20.”  (Texas)

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.  Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

“I was led to just give some encouragement to my fellow standers. My husband is home but I’m still standing. Standing is a lifetime commitment to stand for your spouse when they are in the far country and when they come home because the battle is not over. I was reading a testimony of a stander who was becoming discouraged because the bad days seemed to outweigh the good and a song that got me through was ‘Here I Am’ by Marvin Sapp. This song really ministered to my heart while my husband was gone and today it reminds me of how far I have come. I would encourage all to listen to the words and let it begin to minister to your hearts, whether your spouse is home or on the way home.”  (Florida)

“Ashamed to admit, I have fallen away from my stand for a couple months now. I didn’t realize it at the time but my heart had become hard. PTL, the Holy Spirit got a hold of me as soon as I received news that my prodigal moved out-of-state. I was devastated to say the least. I knew that I must stand again, and stand strong! I recently submitted a prayer request and began fasting and praying fervently. I specifically prayed for my prodigal to come back to our home state and for our lines of communication to be opened. And that’s exactly what happened! I finally got to say so many things I have been wanting to say. It was the friendliest conversation we’ve had in a very long time. He even admitted that he feels something pulling him home. He promised me he would pray about it! And although he is not ready to leave the other woman, I know without a doubt God is working on the other side of the mountain! PTL!”  (South Carolina)

“PTL! God is moving mountains that seem impossible. Just when I was about to give up and stop standing, God shows up. I was feeling hopelessness because my spouse keeps going back and forth. I was so hurt over this last false start. After tuning into the RMM phone conference where Greg and Missy shared their journey, I prayed a specific prayer asking God to show me if standing was my assignment. He gave me signs that He is working on my spouse’s heart. He recently apologized to me for his actions after this last false start. I’m trusting God for my spouse’s salvation, heart and deliverance from the OW. I’m waiting on God’s timing and trusting Him to complete and finish what He promised. My family will be restored! Keep trusting, loving and standing for your loved ones. God’s Word will not return void! Praying for all prodigals everywhere…AMEN.”  (North Carolina)

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)

“I would like to praise God for the restoration of marriages around me. I have heard of two restored marriages in the past few months. It is a blessing to see the hand of God working and restoring dead marriages. This gives me much hope for my own marriage and I wanted to share this hope with others. Lately God has been giving me signs in pairs. God showed me He will restore to us double what the devil took from us just like He did for job! My husband has been distant lately when it comes to texting but he still stops by to see me about once a week. God has shown that he is feeling his conviction stronger than ever and he is distant to escape the pain and guilt. I know God is working and my husband will be coming home soon. God is telling me we are closer than ever and I need to get ready for our restoration.”  (North Carolina)

After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.  Job 42:10

“My testimony is different. I’ve been standing for several months. By God’s grace, I ran into the OW. I had prayed for a miracle that day; this was it. We talked for two hours. She had been lied to and hurt like myself. We have both learned a lot through this struggle. I have prayed for my husband and her as well. We have taught each other forgiveness and grace. Two strong Christian moms guided by God. I will continue to stand for my marriage and I have the full support of an amazing Christian woman who was convicted because of my prayers. PTL! I love my husband unconditionally and continue to pray. I now have an amazing friend in Christ and God knew that we both needed each other. He may not answer prayers the way you expect, but they are answered. Amen!”  (Washington)

“I have been overwhelmed by the grief of not knowing where my husband is or what he is thinking. When I began standing it was because I knew that God had a calling for me; also because I knew if I obeyed I would get my reward, my restoration. Although I had good intentions, my focus shifted to only doing God’s work to get my reward and not for God’s glory. My husband has quit contacting me and I began to ‘start doing God’s work for Him’ and this began to really grieve me. I spoke with friends and my pastor who encouraged me that it’s OK to let go. God can do anything. I went to Proverbs 3, trust in the Lord and lean not into my own understanding. In ALL things acknowledge HIM and HE shall direct my path. And then also Psalm 91 about dwelling in His shelter and letting God be my refuge, that He will save me from the fowler’s snare. Further in verse 16 it says that God wants to see our salvation. I now have peace in knowing I can let go and still remain standing. HE fights for me!”  (Oklahoma)

“I submitted my court date for April and want to thank all standers who offered prayers. Again the Lord blocked the date! I’m still married for a couple more months. Hallelujah.”  (Pennsylvania)

“God is awesome! My ex-husband and I reconciled last year after being divorced for several years. We currently attend couples’ counseling and are engaged to remarry next year. We had multiple false starts prior to reconciliation; however, God is faithful and our ‘suddenly’ happened. The beautiful part is that after our last false start, I took a hands-off approach and put this situation completely in God’s hands and did not give it too much thought afterwards. All of sudden, he approached me and asked if we could get back together. Once again, God is so faithful and so good. He keeps all of His promises. Keep praying, fasting, reading your Bible, and engaging in helping others.”  (Florida)

Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.  Joshua 21:45
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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