Hello Dear Brides!! I want to thank and Praise my HH(Heavenly Husband) for His Grace and mercies bestowed on us every day of our lives. I want to share with you what happened with me a couple of days ago in hope that you can find encouragement. As many of you know, I am divorced. I married a foreign and after the divorce I remained in Turkey to help women to find hope and the Love of their lives, Living the Abundant Life that He died to give to us.
By the end of the year, when I lost my Turkish ID and Ended up At the Police Station, I was informed about an error in the system that showed I was still married. To get my status changed, they told me that I should go to the same courthouse where the sentence happened and ask them to correct it.
I confess that it took me 3 months to go to the city I used to live. During these 3 months, I constantly prayed for wisdom and help from my Beloved, and I know that He listened to me and that He was with me always, He never leave or forsake me. It started on the day that I left for my trip, He woke me up before my alarm, and I love when He does that. I’m never tired and enjoy so much our quiet moments. He is the first and the last Person I want to talk during my day.
Brides, He is so good! We had breakfast and I noticed when I left the house that it rained during the night, but He is just so kind that He waited until I got on the bus so the rain could start again 🙂 When I got to the airport, the check-in line was huge, and talking with Him, I said that it was okay to wait but then security guards showed up and directed me and other people to an empty check-in desk. Isn’t He Amazing?!!!!
The weather was bad, and I was concerned that the flight would be canceled, and while sitting in the airplane with my eyes closed, I said to Him that I was afraid of flying and also afraid of the bad weather, Then I saw a light and opened my eyes to see the sun shining in the clouds, and it’s light filling the airplane, and that’s when we took off. My Love, thank you so much, I saw you in everything.
You know, I really hate flying, to tell you the truth I’m afraid of it, but that day I felt so much peace looking out of my window seeing the clouds, the blue sky, the mountains covered with snow, all works of His hands and I could just rejoice, I felt so much love, because I belong to Him, I’m His and He is mine.
When I got to my destination, I realized how much He healed me and restored my soul. I passed through the same places, streets that two years ago would bring me so much pain, but now, I thank Him because He brought me to quiet waters. But even with all this, the amazing demonstration of His love, presence, and provision, just like Israelites when they crossed the Red Sea, I also forgot about what He did when the difficulties started.
As I said at the beginning of my PR(Praise Report) I had a problem with the governmental system that still shows I’m married. I went to the courthouse, and they sent me to another place, nobody could understand or be able to fix my status in their computer, it should be simple as a click, but they could not change it. Going from place to place, where people could not figure out how to correct it or help me, led me to want to try and fix things by myself, it made me tired and frustrated.
I was also trying to hide from my FH (former husband’s) family, I don’t see or talk with them since I left the city, and I believe God put me in a situation that would alert them I was there. I complained, argued, cried and doubt that the Lord was there and helping me. It wasn’t until I talked with Tara, who kindly reminded me that He was in control and I’ve done that I needed to do, so I should rest, that I finally gave it all to Him. Her words opened my eyes, and from that moment I repented and when I laid down my burdens I began to feel His peace.
It appears that to change my status in the system, they will need to change my former husband’s status to “married” again, and then change both of our statuses together. Now, I am waiting in Him, knowing that He has a purpose for all of it and He will use it for good.
I want to encourage you Brides, to let go of whatever you are holding into, let go of your control and give it to Him, He knows what is better, you will feel peace when you let go and let God do it! When we give it to Him, He is more than able to help us in whatever the situation we may be, He will supply for all our needs. He wants our trust, obedience and He wants us to rest in Him and His love.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.” Isaiah 43:1-2
“My beloved is mine, and I am his” Song of Solomon 2:16