Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Beautifully Broken

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Beautifully Broken


Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

 I sat there crying, in pain, knowing I did something to make this happen. I kept asking God why I deserved it. I know God didn't cause it to happen. I wanted someone by my side, comforting me, telling me everything was going to be ok. I was crushed. I had been through enough in life, why this

too? I kept blaming myself.
 He left. My husband of only three months got fed up and left. We had been fighting every day for two weeks. Instead of trying to fix it he left. I tried everything to get him to come back home. I'll admit, I questioned God. Who would I be if I didn't? I'm only human.
Sincerely Silver

We need to have a God-centered marriage
The next eight months were the worst eight months of my life. I filed the divorce with the court, they served my husband, and a court date was set. A couple of months after I filed, I still hadn't heard back from the court. He still hadn't signed the papers. I started to have hope that maybe we could salvage our marriage. Then, it happened, he signed the papers. I turned to God, went through divorce classes at church and still prayed that God would bring my husband home before it was too late.
 About a week before our court date my husband asked me what it would take to work out our marriage and what I wanted. I was in shock but told him that I'd like to go to a marriage therapist and we needed to have a God-centered marriage. He agreed to it but said we aren't back together unless the therapist said it would be worth working it out. If the therapist said it isn't worth it, we would go our separate ways and go through with the divorce.

 I scheduled an emergency meeting with a Christian therapist. I was nervous but I had Faith.
 We walked in, sat down, and the therapist took a few notes. I looked at him and asked, “Will God allow this to work out, or should we just be done?” He looked at both of us and replied, “If you want your marriage to work it will work, if you don't it won't.” My husband and I looked at each other and grabbed hands.

 That afternoon I called the court and asked her If it was too late to cancel court. Court was scheduled for the next day. She was happy that we worked things out and canceled our divorce.

 In times of trouble, when I was broken to my core I ran to God. I surrendered and he broke me down so that I could be healed properly. He broke the both of us down so we could be broken gracefully and be set free.

God is forgiving and patient  My husband rededicated his life to Christ and was baptized. We continued with therapy and nightly devotions. We put God in the center of our marriage and watched him work on both of us. And, God isn't done yet.

 I thank God that he is a forgiving God and a patient God. He waited for me to come to him and he fixed what was broken. He didn't let me or my marriage stay broken.

 If you're broken, no matter what it is, share your brokenness with God, lay it down at his feet. God can heal, he can deliver, he can mend broken hearts. He's waiting for you. You're not broken goods, and you're not so broken that he can't fix you. Your past doesn't define you, God forgives, and you can still enter the kingdom of heaven.

 God uses the broken! You can be a testimony for others going through what you’ve been through.

How has God used your testimony for others? Please comment below.




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5 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful post! Praising God for you both. As a Life Coach, who works with marriages helping couples find love and hope again, your story is incredible! Thank for not gioup!

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    1. Thank you Marcie. We're glad we didn't give up and we give God all the praise. ❤

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  2. This is absolutely amazing! God can revive all things. I'm so sorry you had to suffer for almost a year, but a marriage is certainly not easy. I'm extremely glad that you guys worked it out because "he who finds a wife finds a good thing" and "It's not good for man to be alone". The Lord created up to "be fruitful and multiply" and we cannot do that without a tribe of our own.

    The enemy definitely comes in seeking to devour and kill, steal, and destroy. But the Lord knows those who are His and will never leave you. Prayer and worship works!

    May the Lord bless you and your marriage continually!

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    1. Thank you so much Ariel. God is truly amazing!

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