Day 16—Love Intercedes
“Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart.
Pray for three specific areas where you desire for God to work in your spouse’s
life and in your marriage.”
appendix in the book lists ‘Ten Things That Make Prayer Effective.’ I have been
striving to incorporate those keys into my prayers since I started this
journey. The one I struggle with most is praying
according to God’s will. I am working daily on selfless prayers because the
flesh of me wants my husband back, but I have to accept that this may or may
not be God’s will although I do believe wholeheartedly that he wants
restoration in marriage with Him as the focus! With that said three specific
areas where I desire for God to work in my husband’s life and in our marriage
continue to be molded by Christ in this journey, I am constantly seeing the POWER of prayer. Today started a bit rough
for me. After yesterday’s thoughts about him seeing someone else due to certain
things not adding up and then him coming home at 630 this morning with the same
clothes he left in, my mind gets the best of me causing the heartache to
intensify. I go to prayer right away asking for strength, comfort, and wisdom about
the situation. Then, kid you not, I read today’s chapter – all about prayer. I
am not to confront him about my assumptions, but to pray about it. Then later
on in the day as I’m reading through the entries on the forum, another
individual posted the following—
"I've been obsessing about the 'what if my
husband is seeing someone else' issue...and today it hit me- let it go. I know I’ve
been told that many times, but it's a lot easier said than done & it's a
lot easier to say it's done than to really do it. I keep obsessing & Satan
keeps drilling these pieces of 'evidence' into my head & meanwhile God has
been giving me signs too...I just hadn't been looking/listening to them. Well,
I heard Him. And I've let it go. And I have placed my trust in the Lord who
will not fail me. God has a plan for me, and whatever it may be I am here to do
His will. And though I do pray & hope and have faith that my husband will
return, I know that God will never fail me & He will be beside me no matter
get any clearer than that - God reiterating that I MUST let it go and let Him
continue to do His work. I find myself getting mad at myself because I will
worry, which means doubting God when I have not one single thing to worry about
since He only wants what is BEST for me. As you can tell I am ALWAYS a work in
God will never give you more than you can handle.... And the more you trust Him the more the blessings will consume you....
Try it. Remember God knows the plan He has for you. And will not forsake you.
I have to remember that...God will NEVER give me more than I can handle...you will see what I mean once I get to today's journal entry.
If you get it... Remember that no matter how bad you think it is, there is a bountiful blessing on the other end.