On the Anniversary of 9/11

On the anniversary of 9/11 I find it amazing that this is what He had for today’s Praise Report. This lovely woman lives in France, where we know many attacks have happened against it’s people. Yet there is and has been an attack on families, on marriage, and so often it’s been aimed at the loss of husbands—leaving the wives whom He’s so lovingly sent here to us. I am sure as you read you will be moved by this life changed.

Dear Partners, Thank you. I was very lost months ago, and some days after prayers and looking for answers about what God wanted me to do: Serve him all my life, remarry? I never thought Restoration was the will of God. I knew he hated divorce but I had to move on. Thru Fasting and prayers, He gave me the direction. I was still not fine accepting it. But with time, I found Peace in following God, more than pursuing Restoration.

Instead of pursuing restoration, this ministry pushed me to just follow God, more wholeheartedly. It is not about me praying for God to bring my husband home or anything, it has become about me wanting to do His will, and asking Him to guide me and shape me to His desire. This is the desire of my heart, and I know the rest will follow, according to His will in my life. I have learned to let go and just be happy. I have learned to smile at my tribulations and trials, bully the enemy thru my Jesus.

More than RESTORATION I just want to follow God’s step. I do not want to have hope in the desire of my heart, I leave it to God. I just want to leave this past, let go and walk on new roads towards God, and this is all thanks to you!

Pain, hurt, wounds, new wife, broken vows, I hope and pray God speaks to and brings my EH to Him, despite our sinful natures. Restoration or not, it is God’s choice, It is less painful to look at God instead of this restoration journey.  Now I feel so much freedom having no expectation in seeing my marriage restored, I have more hope in the future that God will offer to me no matter His choice.

Thank you God for leading me here, I am grateful that some women walked this path before me and are leading me to salvation. Restoration, Marriage is not the key, God is. JESUS IS THE TRUTH, THE WAY, AND THE TRUE HAPPINESS.

I lack understanding and have still tons of questions, but in the end, I will live my life and trust in Him.

As far as “How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage” if I knew more about His words, If I was more aware of building this intimacy with Him, I would have known that Obeying the Law and the Grace of God, go together and saved myself so much pain. I would have learnt, “my place”, and not trying to be God in my life. I would not have let the world take over Him in my heart and life.

There is no reverse in life, God will create new ways for me to amend myself as He forgave my sins. But I wish more people learned these truths before suffering like I did and do still at times. But for people in my situation or worse, I want them to know, that IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.

I DEFINITELY WOULD RECOMMEND RYM TO ALL WOMEN, CHRISTIANS OR NOT. I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH AND I KEPT THE BOOK, THE SUMMARY.

Also, in this course is “By the Word of Their Testimony: Incredible and Powerful Testimonies of Restored Marriages” to other women. The world said a marriage takes 2, but it takes 3, and God is the center.
The world said to deal with issues with words and tough Love, but God says to be quiet, gentle and win with your actions, not your words….
The world said you have to fix it, but Let go and leave it to God, the victory is yours but the battles are His, just praise in bad and good and do not look at the circumstance, nor at the timing. He guides us in our ignorance.

We all knew it, but the world took over! JESUS HOW MANY TIMES DID I CHEAT ON YOU? Oh God, please give me the wisdom, the strength to follow your steps all along despite the tribulations and trials from now on. I do remember the unseen and seen blessings in my life, I still can feel Your grace. I do remember Your anger too in my life when I was stubborn, but I praise You for all I am. I am at times not worthy and this seed of Faith tends to fade but You never left me for good because You live in me.

SO KEEP THE KEY TESTIMONIES FOR YOUR OWN WALK WHETHER YOU PURSUE RESTORATION OF YOUR MARRIAGE OR JUST TO FOCUS ON YOUR MARRIAGE WITH GOD. I am divorced and my husband remarried as fast as the snow melt down on the ground. The humiliation, the shame, the hatred faded, though the wounds stay as a learning lesson. Nothing changed in my marriage, but a lot changed in my heart and in me. Nothing is left from the existence of my EH in my life, and from what is left in my heart, I am less and less interested in restoration, more so hoping him Good luck and keep going on with God. I do no desire Restoration really if it was not to please God and because I trust he is able, I am happy just living my life with God’s promises for my future.

I see the storm coming as the more I try to let go of this Restoration, the more I start to face things that never happened during the year I was without news of my EH. I discovered the face of his new wife and even bumped into his new wife in place I never expected to see her, but then I prayed for PEACE. I cried to God as it was not what I asked, I wanted to be sheltered, but in this process, while he taught me humility, He cleansed me from the shame I had! I surprised myself, I do not wish her bad, I laughed at my contentious and saw indeed my flaws. Thank you, God. Is my marriage that important still? No God, You are what matters. Restoration or not, what You shaped in me is the valuable thing and I trust You.

I see myself content and wishing just PEACE over Restoration, wishing more of God’s blessing and grace for people around me over Restoration of my broken marriage, I want to stay in this blissful place, covered by God’s wing during storms, and enjoy the rainbow right after praising Him. Father, I surrender it all to you, I do not care about RESTORATION. I am going on with my life, and trust that Your grace will stay with me all my life. I will not forget, obeying the law despite your grace being sufficient. This road I am on, I was always on, but I decided to hold tighter on You,

This road I am on, I was always on, but I decided to hold tighter to You, You are my IDOL AND THE DEEPEST DESIRE OF MY HEART, SO PLEASE GIVE ME FAITH, WISDOM AND LOVE DAILY.

I stepped out of any churches, and will only go to visit, give the offering to you and pray, but I know better now than ever that you live in me, and my focus is You, not restoration, not my wishes, not church, BUT YOU!

Dear bride, sometimes it is not because of your sins you go through difficulties, God just uses you as a vessel for his Glory. So lift up your face, stop being afflicted and humiliated because He took away your lover, friends, and family, but He never hides Himself from your face. Look for Him, seek Him and let Him reveal to you the true YOU.

Lucy in France

Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He’s brought you through to where you see things differently than before? Aren’t you thankful that Lucy took the time to share her PRAISE with you an Encouraging Woman?

Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”

Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!