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What if God Actually Answered My Prayer

His words caught me totally by surprise. I looked up from what I was doing to be sure I’d heard him. My husband has never been very definitive about anything, especially pertaining to our marriage, so his matter-of-fact response caught me off guard.

My husband and I have had a rough few years. We’ve had legal, financial and marital issues, to name just a few. The trauma we’ve dealt with has been almost unbearable. My husband has had to deal with some very difficult issues, and while we’ve tried to navigate them together, ultimately they have been his demons to wrestle while I prayed.

I was frustrated at where we were in our relationship – seemingly stuck. The struggles that we faced took us on very different roads than I ever intended. Navigating them has not been easy for me.

I think I said something like, “I don’t like where we are. I want to feel like we’re moving forward. I want to feel unstuck.”

He answered that we won’t be in this position forever. I won’t always feel stuck. No, someday this will be behind us.

“You want to move forward? Then we start today. We start here. We may not know where we are going to end up, but we can start right here and move forward together.”

Friends, I have prayed for this moment. I have prayed for my husband to step into the position to want to lead our family, our marriage.

And there I stood, surprised, uncertain, not sure what to do.

What if… What if God actually answered my prayer


His words startled me. Could be be that God actually answered my prayer?

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4 thoughts on “What if God Actually Answered My Prayer”

  • I’m not sure if God is answering me or if I realize it. How do you know? My husband and I have been separated since June and I want my marriage, I want my husband. I believe I’m being obedient. I ask God to be the head of my life and to order my footsteps, but I’m not sure if he’s answering or I’m thinking he’s answering to walk away without answering. I hope I make sense.


    Rebekah Reply:

    I wish I could promise that things would get better, but sometimes the choices are out of our control, especially if they depend on someone else. I believe whatever you choose, you’ll have peace if it’s truly the way God is leading you.


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