Some of the biggest battles we have as Standers who are fighting to save their marriage are NOT with their lost spouse. It’s with ourselves, our pride, unbelief, fears, and logic. When these 4 things come at us, it creates an opponent with giant-sized proportions. Add in other things like weariness, frustration, loneliness, and you have the makings for a perfect…….total……meltdown!
If you are a person that never learned how to take control of your emotions and feelings before, you will during the stand, otherwise you will drive yourself insane with the emotional turmoil and roller coasted that standing can put you through.
One of the BEST places we need to learn about is the refuge of God. When I stumbled upon this place, I was amazed at the sheltering power it was capable of providing me WHILE in the storm. Sitting IN the same room with the OW and not having a single moment of torment, fear, unease. The whole time keeping my joy and peace. I did nothing. It was ALL God. He was my shelter and I was surrounded by the knowledge that drove away the fear that when HE IS FOR ME, there is nothing, no one, no situation, that can be against me.
God Works In All Things
…30And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified. 31What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?…Romans 8:30-32
The refuge of God is not easy to find because we are not sure what we are looking for. How did I stumble upon it? I didn’t. I had to put it inside of me through the Word of God so in my time of need it was there to provide me a place of safety by guarding my mind. When I was facing a situation that started to pull me into fear, I found myself in the refuge of truth when the words came back to me…………….
Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Isaiah 8:10 Devise a plan, but it will be thwarted; state a proposal, but it will not happen. For God is with us.”
Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.Psalm 91:2I will say to the LORD, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
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(~Marriage Revealed Ministries Inc. is committed to helping bring healing and restoration to couples who are struggling in their marriage. We do this through the revelation of Who God is and His heart and design for marriage which never intends abuse in any form. If you suspect abuse in your relationship, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit them online at thehotline.org~
Powering through Pain 31 Day Devotional-By Sheila Hollinger
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Help for Standers as they learn how to
power through the everyday struggles
that come with standing using the Word of God.