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When You’ve Lost Hope

Someone recently asked me if I ever get tired of sharing my story. 
I gave it some serious consideration and realized that I hope you all, the readers, don’t tire of it.
The truth is that I hear from many of you with each post, and it’s something different that catches your heart.
So I continue to share, because I know what it’s like to feel that hope is lost.
I hope you read through to the end of the post, though, to know that hope can grow anew. 

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The knock on the door was a rude awakening on that bright October morning. His selfish choices came to light and the consequence of those choices started that day. It was the day that changed my marriage – the day when hope seemed lost.

The next weeks and months were an unraveling of lies and deceits. More than once, I thought my heart would break for good. How could my husband have traveled down such a dark road? Would it be possible to navigate the road ahead?

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When Hope Seems Lost

Getting up to face each day became a chore. My husband’s choices hurt in ways I had never experienced pain before. The one person who had vowed to love and care for me had done the exact opposite. What I thought was a godly marriage turned out to be a complete mess.

The question I was dreading started to come up: What would I do?

How do you answer a question like that, in the midst of the storms of life? I prayed for God to make a way clear, and as I did, He kept holding me back, asking me to wait.

My personality is such that I like to be in control of my life; I prefer to make decisions and plan a course. In the midst of the first few messy months, God kept showing me that I would have to trust Him, that He would be in control, not me. The way things unfolded was a direct result of my husband’s choices. God had to continually remind me that these things were happening to him, not to me. However, if I was going to stay, I would need to give up control.

I decided to stay in my marriage, to accept what would come, and to trust God because at that particular time, hope seemed very lost.

Join me today at Experience His Freedom for encouragement on how you can endure when you’ve lost hope in your marriage.

 


 



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