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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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Do you feel that the circumstances you are facing are impossible and your marriage is doomed?
 

Luz & Fabian’s Testimony will increase your faith and hope when you feel your marriage is hopeless. If anyone heard this couple’s circumstances, they would say it would be impossible for their marriage to be restored. BUT GOD!
 
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SATURDAY TESTIMONIES
Below are excerpts from a few of the testimonies we have received in the past week, each shared with the writer’s permission. These are not to tell you how to stand and what to do, but are given here to share how God moves when people are praying. Do you have a testimony to share to encourage others?

“They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord—the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.  Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.”  Jeremiah 31:12-13

“My husband and I divorced some months ago after my anger and fear and his emotional affairs became too much for me. I spent months in anger, hurting him and pushing him away. Later, God convicted me and I repented to Him and to my husband. He did not want anything to do with me at first and was with another woman. I told him that I would wait for him forever, love him no matter what and pray until he’s back. God repeatedly brought me to Mark 11:22-25. Last week my husband told me that he has left the other woman and that he wants to rebuild with me and our daughter. But God! He wants to go slow and is not a Christian, but God has moved mountains and given me a prophecy, he will be saved. When all the world and other Christians tell you to give up, listen to God. He knows the future, He has a plan, He is not a God of false hope!”  (Idaho)

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.  “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.  And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”  Mark 11:22-25

“Our marriage has been rocky, considering God was not in the middle. We split up some so many times I can’t count them anymore, but he would always come back. This time was different. He was tired of trying and Satan told him he was worthless. He told me that it couldn’t work anymore and maybe this was how it was meant to be. My whole world fell, I loved him so much, but I was not the wife God called me to be, (yet). I found this ministry and another one that showed me what standing for your marriage is all about and loving your husband enough to stand for him in the gap. It’s been several months since he left but he keeps in contact and has never been angry or mean in any way towards me. God showed me that I was not a very nice person where my husband was concerned. God changed my heart and gave me a new love for my husband. He is working on the other side of the mountain and in His time he will bring my husband home. Never give up on the Lord.”  (North Carolina)

“I am so thankful for all of your testimonies and what an encouragement they are to me. If God lays on your heart to share your testimony, you can be assured it is used to touch someone else. God spoke to me recently through the Saturday testimonies. As I read through them, I try to say a quick sentence prayer over each one, thanking God for what He is doing or praying for a need that was mentioned. This day, there were many testimonies from Florida and I was marveling and praising God for His sovereignty and movement there. I prayed for Him to show that incredible grace and mercy here in Arizona. Immediately after that prayer, I read, ‘I just know somebody needs to hear this praise!’ and it was a testimony from Arizona. It was as if God was directly answering the prayer I just prayed and wanted me to know that He hears me! God is so good, keep praying! Luke 18:1.”  (Arizona)

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.  Luke 18:1 (NLT)

“Praise the Lord in all circumstances. My husband told me he wanted to separate and divorce was highly likely. I was a Christian but I have never submitted my life to Christ completely and knew that I was sinning in many ways. I certainly was not a respectful, submissive wife. God radically changed my heart and removed the scales from my eyes and for this I am grateful and thankful. God has moved in mighty ways as my husband has recently moved out, but texts, calls and communicates with me and the children every day. I stand on God’s promise that He can move mountains and Romans 8:28 that our God works all things for good for those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”  (Texas)

“I have felt the Holy Spirit leading me to write this testimony. A year ago my husband filed for divorce and it was dismissed. The other day he texted me and told me to get my attorney to file for divorce. I responded that I love him and he is always welcome home. A couple days after that he texted and said he met with an attorney and was filing. In the beginning God gave me Deuteronomy 22:19. After my husband sent me that text I was lead to ‘I will put an utter end to this. Affliction will not rise up a second time.’ Then two days ago I opened my Bible again to Deuteronomy 22.19. God has been giving me signs to get ready. My suddenly is coming. Please continue to pray for my family as I will all of yours. God is working for all of us. PTL.”  (Ohio)

And she shall be his wife; he cannot divorce her all his days.  Deuteronomy 22:19b (NKJV)

“My marriage has not been restored yet; I haven’t seen any signs of my husband changing and there is zero communication with me or our children but I wanted to give God glory in advance. I am overwhelmed and thankful for what God has done! Believe it or not I have been standing for several years now, and the divorce case has been going on for years! Every meeting that I have been to my husband brings his mistress in hopes that they can get a marriage license, but God. God has blocked this divorce from going through three times! I’m so thankful and excited to see what else God has up His sleeve. It’s been some painful years but it’s all a part of God’s plan. A plan for good!”  (Florida)

“Praise God! After few weeks of separation my husband came back home it happened suddenly. There were difficult days but God was there all the way. He is in control of our lives. Praise the Lord.”  (Indiana)

“It has been a long journey to get to where my family is now. From a verbally abusive marriage, to separating for several months, to giving up on the marriage and starting to move on. I already had an appointment with a lawyer to initiate my divorce but God had other plans for us. I found RMM and decided to give myself back to God and asked for forgiveness. The same way that God forgave me I learn to forgive my prodigal spouse.  Now my spouse and I are back in our house with our little girl. My prodigal hasn’t given himself to God but I know that God is working in his heart of stone and will turn it to flesh. He will be the godly man that God wants him to become. God gave me Ezekiel 37 in the midst of everything. I trust God with all my heart and soul and I know that He will completely restore my marriage and family. I just want to praise God for all the changes he has made in my prodigal and myself. God never fails, everything is possible with Him.”  (Texas)

“Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them.  I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”  Ezekiel 37:12-14

“To God be the glory for an answered prayer. I have been praying for the Lord to orchestrate time to spend with my family. My wife called wanting me to do a favor for her. I happily and anxiously accepted. As I drove to her place I prayed, asking the Holy Spirit to be with and protect us and what little time I had planned to stay… only long enough to complete the task and say hi then leave, which would have been maybe a minute or two. Well the Lord moved and softened her heart to invite me to stay for a while which turned into me staying for about ten hours watching movies, talking, laughing, eating popcorn and even parenting our two teenage girls. Thank God and RMM for doing His work and guiding us standers. I pray for you all.”  (North Carolina)

“God has shown kindness to us in difficult times, and protects us from danger. God has been teaching and explaining to us His nature and contrasting that with the world. We give thanks and prayer to God and talk about His mighty deeds. Knowing that God exists, seeing His work and hearing His voice, I understand why He said nothing is impossible because truly, when God is on the move who can stop Him?”  (New Zealand)

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:31-32

“My husband and I have gone from false starts to no form of communication for weeks. These past few weeks I have been praying for God to restore our communication and friendship. PTL, my husband called yesterday and said he wants us to get along and do what’s best for our kids. He is still talking about filing for a divorce, but I am leaving that in the hands of God and focusing on the promise and not the circumstance. In His perfect timing, our marriage and our family will be restored!”  (Texas)

“I want to praise and thank the Lord. Monday our divorce should have been final. The judge could have ruled and that would be that. There was no reason why it shouldn’t have been final, BUT GOD! The Lord showed up and showed out! The judge continued it! Thank You Lord because that was You and only You who did that! The Lord gave me Exodus 14:14 at the beginning of my stand and He keeps telling me to be still! God’s got this!”  (Nebraska)

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  Exodus 14:14

“Hallelujah. I have been pleading for an answer concerning my stand. To be honest I’m tired but I learned to rest in the finished works of Jesus and I know that He’s got me. Will there be a divorce? It’s been a few years so I asked my husband if he filed and he told me due to the judiciary being out of commission he will not be able to until October. Today he asked if I will contest since I asked about it. My response was yes I will. His final response was, ‘Well then forget about it. I’m not even bothering.’ There you have it. Thank You Jesus there will be NO divorce. And I’m just watching God working everything out in His way and His time. My marriage is for a lifetime.”  (Trinidad and Tobago)

“Many years ago, I was the stander, waiting for God to bring my suddenly, and of course, He did what I asked. Now again I am at the place of being a stander but with my husband in the home this time. I understand now when Charlyne says to pray more when they come home because the enemy is mad, upset. I had stopped praying, and had the door open for the enemy to come in. It has been tough these last couple of weeks, but I understand who my Savior is, and I know He is a deliverer. I will continue to rejoice and pray for my husband’s mind and soul to return to God and to his family. Thank you Rejoice Ministries for helping me to stand once again.”  (North Carolina)

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  John 10:10 (NKJV)

“I had not had any communication with my husband for months. Our last conversation was about divorcing. I prayed for communication from my husband on my birthday as a sign that my stand was the right thing to do. My husband contacted me on my birthday. He asked to come over to talk. There was no discussion of divorce. God answers prayers.”  (Tennessee)

“RMM has been the catalyst for hope (along with God) during a difficult time of separation with my husband. Just when I needed God most He sent RMM and a Facebook angel who prayed daily with me and for me. God showed me I had forsaken my first love (Him) so I praise God for allowing the separation which in turn allowed me more precious time with my Savior Jesus Christ and building our relationship. My hubby is back home, glory to God, and I see changes in him because first God had to change me! But my fasting, praying and praising God doesn’t stop now that he’s home. The enemy is busy. So I’ll continue to pray, praise and fast for not just my marriage but other standers too. Don’t lose hope. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think!”  (Arizona)

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)
God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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