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Many of you are here because you are struggling in your marriage. You are seeking out people who understand the path you’re walking.
Today I have the privilege to share my friend, Beth’s, post with you. Beth has walked this path of standing for your marriage. She knows the journey we are on, and she is full of encouragement for those who make this stand.
She is the original leader of the Facebook group that we offer as a resource to you. God has restored her marriage and she has a heart to help others.
When you visit her blog, be sure to sign up for the marriage restoration letters she offers. You’ll find those in the sign up area on her page.
I’m excited to share this post with you, and I hope you’ll hop over to her blog after you read today’s post and download the printable that she’s sharing with you.
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For the wife who is suffering from the lies of the adversary, who bombards you with impossibilities and fears, untruths, anxious thoughts, and what ifs- here’s a little spiritual ammunition to battle the lies, and to bring back peace in your heart.
1- The damage is already done it’s too late for my marriage.
*Isaiah 43:19 – I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
2- I don’t think God can reach my husband.
*2:Peter 3:9 – The Lord is patient not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance. -ladies that means your husband too.
3- I don’t think I can do this.
*Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
4- My husband is too far gone, he’ll never change his mind.
*Mathew 19:26 – But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
5- It’s all out of control.
*Proverbs 19:21 – Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
6- But I’m just so afraid that (insert something you fear) will happen.
*Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
7- What if he never loves me again?
*Romans 5:8 – But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
*Your human spouse has his own issues to grapple with, that does not mean you are unlovable. Jesus died a horrid death for you for no other reason than his unfailing love for you. -That’s Love.
8- But I just don’t have the same feelings for my spouse anymore.
*Proverbs 28:26 – He who trusts in his own heart is a fool.
*Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things.
9- I’m so anxious; I can’t do this.
*Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
10- If God is so loving how could he allow this to happen to me?
*Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
11- Doesn’t God want me to be happy?
*John 16:33 – Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.
*James 1:2-4 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
12- But this is taking way too long! I don’t know how long I can wait.
*Galatians 6:9 – And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
*Psalm 27:14 – Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
13- But this whole thing wasn’t even my fault!
*Matthew 7:5 – First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
14- But there is this other guy in my life that is making me feel so much better.
*1 Peter 5:8 – Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
*The enemy sometimes even comes as your dreams in disguise, hoping to destroy your stand for your marriage!
15- My husband is so depressed and he’s pulled away from me. He refuses to get help and doesn’t seem to care about me anymore.
*Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us–to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
16- I don’t have what it takes to stand.
*Hebrews 13:21 – He will equip us with everything to do his will
17- Questioning God- Why me Lord?!
*Isaiah 55:8 – “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
18-What if my marriage does end and it’s never restored?
*Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
*1 Corinthians 2:9 – However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived, are the things God has prepared for those who love him.
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Beth has created way for you to have these images with you each day. You can download them and then print or save them to refer to as needed.
Click the link below to download these Scriptures:
What Scriptures comfort you
as you are standing for your marriage?
Be sure to visit Beth’s blog for more encouragement and for the marriage restoration letters that she sends!
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