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Praying and trusting the promises

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Another emotionally hard day. Early this morning as I was getting ready for work, one of DH’s closest friends called me.  He is a handyman, and collects and sells scrap metal on the side.  He does some maintenance work for my husband’s rental properties, and takes care of the lawn care. He also maintained the yard at my house while it was a rental after DH and I got married.  DH has an old washer and dryer in my storage building that he is going to give to this friend. He called his friend on Monday, and asked him to drop by the house after he got home from work. He told him about filing for divorce, and told him about the washer and dry that he could have.  DH gave him my phone number and told him to call me to arrange a time to pick them up.   So - he has now told someone other than his daughter about the divorce.  It makes it seem even more final to me.  His friend is a Christian, and told me how sorry he was to hear it, and that he and his wife are praying for us.  He told me to hang in there, that maybe things would change.  

I have spent hours in the word this evening.  I am having such a difficult time.  2 Corinthians 1:20 says that every one of God’s promises is YES in Christ.  James 5:16 says that the urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect. In John 5:17, Jesus says that his Father is still working and that he is working also. Psalm 25:8 says that the Lord is good and upright and that he show sinners the way.  2 Corinthians 7 says that Godly grief leads to repentance, and that we are grieved as God wills.  I am praying that God will continue to work in DH’s life, to show him the way, to lead him to repentance as He wills.  I am praying for God to raise up a voice to speak truth into DH‘s ears and heart.   God loves DH and is moving heaven and earth to bring him to repentance.   Isaiah 41:10 tells me to not fear because God is with me, that he will strengthen and help me, and hold me with his right hand.  I am completely and utterly dependent on him.  I pray and trust this promise. 
  • Trusting in His promise is all you can do.  The weakness of our flesh is what makes this hard to accept or for us to think there has to be more to it.  

    But, taking this stance of trusting God and His divine providence through His promise is the most powerful thing we can do.

    But fear can keep us from truly, completely trusting God to handle it.  In the back of our minds, we think,  I trust you God, but just let me do this one little thing to try to fix this or tell me oh God what should I do to fix this?

  • You are so right.  Fear does tell me to do this one little thing to try and fix it, like sending him a text that I miss him.  I want to do that so bad I can’t stand it.  And I struggle - asking God what I need to be doing.  His answer right now - Trust.   Be still and know that I am God. Pray without ceasing.

  • Sometimes I want the people who know what is going on to grab my wife and shake her and ask her what in the world she is thinking. But instead they tell me they are praying for us. Although that's the best thing they can do I still want them to help me in other ways. It's frustrating but all we can do is stay still and give our thoughts to God and let Him handle everything, As much as we've tried we can't control the situation. God has the final say.

    I read my Bible and I take everything to heart. God tells me he will answer my prayers if I am faithful but my problem is that I want them answered my way and in my time. Big mistake because it doesn't work like that. Continue to read the Word and believe that in His time and in His ways He will answer you.

    I am resisting so many fleshly urges in order to show God that I am truly His. It's very difficult I know but keep doing as you are and let God work on DH and pray for him.

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