Psalm 62:5 (NLT) , "Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in
That has been something for the past few weeks that God has pressed on my heart to write about and I am finally having a chance to place it on paper. It is something dear to His heart and I know that will bring hope for those who have been praying for a light in their dark tunnel. Many of us are fighting for our family or on the verge of throwing in the towel.
Wherever you find yourself, my prayer is that this blog would shine a light and
remind you that your not alone. The first disclaimer I would like to share is that I am a recent newly wed myself.
I have not been married for many years, actually we have been married for just 9 months. No, I don’t have it all together. I don’t have all the answers but, I do have a God who does.
Just to give you a quick recap--Last year I got married. God restored my whole entire family. After 3 years separated, our lives lived in different cities, and even being in relationships, God decided that we were what He joined together. One day I will share the whole in depth testimony because it's so good! But, for now what you need to know is that God honors families. He honors marriages. That
he RESTORES, REDEEMS, and REWRITES our Lives.
God literally returned me right back to where I ran from, the place I ran from that lead me to Him. He literally met me where I was. In all my dysfunctions, fears, and hurts. He healed me. He reached me. He restored me. Then, He released me. He used people and my church to get me and the kids saved and baptized. He knew all along what His plans were and what He was going to do. I didn’t. I had my own plans and in return, He gave me plans that He knew would prosper me. That would not harm me. That would give me hope, and that would give me a future. This promise is found in Jeremiah 29:11.
Was it easy? Was it comfortable? Was it what I wanted? No. None of these things. It was anything but easy for me. I got comfortable where He met me at. I didn’t want to go back from where I ran. I was so attached to so many things that this was anything but easy ladies.
Comfortable? No where near comfortable. This was so uncomfortable that I wept and wept and fought and prayed and fasted and repeated it over and over until I realized that this was His WILL and that I needed to Trust Him. He saw me through so many other situations in my life. He could see me through this one. In fact, I thought it was anything but His will and how many of us have been there?
Why do we question the very essence of where God is taking us? Or we question ourselves if this really is the right thing to do? Lastly, was it what I wanted? Absolutely. I wanted family, I wanted to be married. I wanted to have everything He had in store for me. The problem was ladies, it wasn’t the way I thought or with the person that I thought. You see, many are the plans of man but, God orders our steps. He guides our them and knows what the right ones are for our life. That it will be permanent and not temporary. That it would not just be a green grass area, but that it would be a place of great fruition.
Today, I am so grateful that God decided to honor me, my kids, and my husband in such a way that He restored us back to life. That He took all our mistakes and all our fears and all our decisions and overruled them with love, forgiveness, strength, mercy, grace, and hope.
I’m not sure where you find yourselves ladies. I’m not sure what your believing God for. But, I will tell you that He loves you. He loves you! He loves YOU and is going to meet you wherever you are.
If you're battling something, He will be your defender. If your hoping for something, He will be your strength. If your fighting for your family, He will keep you firm. If you’ve given up, He will remind you how deadly those thoughts you have are and how to reject them.
If the Lord can work a miracle in family and in my life by regenerating my heart, He can surely can work mightily in your family or your marriage.
I decided to ask my kids and my nieces what advice would you give families about what the enemy wants to do to their house and this is what they said:
"He wants your family to be divided and he also doesn’t want you to be united in your family time."
"He wants families to be divorced and to make them suffer."
"He wants to put fear in families and wants to steal their hope."
"He wants families to have nothing to do with God. This can be stealing the desire you once had with God, praying, and also following him."
"He wants you to believe HIS thoughts, that he places into your mind."
"He wants you believe in anything but Jesus. This can be following anything but him or not having a spiritual connection at all."
"He wants you to be confused, as long as your confused you are misguided and that is where he wants families to be."
"He wants to keep you busy so your weak and he can attack."
Their advice was to be prepared, be aware, be strong, keep believing, and fight back with love.
This is coming from kids ranges 8 to 12 and they speak from a place where they are the observers and are the eyes, ears, and receivers of these things. I end my blog with this--Nothing you have going on or have gone through hasn’t been happening before. You're not the only one! In my experience, I know that the enemy is trying to tear down families, keep people feeling defeated, and steal all hope from your situations. The enemy doesn’t play fair, but may I remind you that the battle is not yours. He has been defeated and we must walk by faith, persevere in prayer, stand firm, ask for help, and believe that God will answer our prayers or give us the peace we need to follow His plans for our lives.
Building and protecting your home base is your greatest ministry. If you don’t fight for your family, no one else will!
I may not have many years under my belt in my marriage, but seeking is where I am finding all the answers to help me in this new journey.
A book that has helped me in addition to the bible, is The Power of a Praying Wife:
Let’s fight together for our families!
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