When my life first turned upside down, my prayer was that God would somehow take my story – a troubled marriage – and use it to minister to others. I’m amazed at the many ways God is honoring that prayer. Alisa approached me about sharing a post in her Overcome series, and I said yes because the Scripture she based the series on has had such a special place in my life.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony….
The stories we live through, the things that God does in our lives – they can be used by God to encourage others. I know that personally, I’d rather avoid the struggles and trials, but if God an use what I’m going through to help someone else, I feel like I can be a little stronger.
Throughout the stresses, upheavals and trials in my marriage for the past 3 years, my prayer has been that God would (somehow!) use my story to encourage others. That’s what motivates me to write – the fact that there may be another wife out there who needs to know that she can stay, she can fight, for her marriage.
But, how do you overcome in a marriage riddled with deceit and addiction,
leading to pain and intense shame?
How do you fight the battle that you never wanted?
I hope you’ll join me at Alisa’s blog for 3 ways to overcome in a troubled marriage.
If you’re fighting a battle for your marriage, I would love to hear from you so that I can be praying with you and for you.