God Knew I Needed This Desert

♕ Today's Promise: "Indeed, the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. The LORD your God has been with you these forty years, and you have lacked nothing." Deuteronomy 2:7

☊ PR Podcast Rut Ester

God is good. The past 30 days have been full of reflection, brokenness and growth. Thank you for everyone who contributes for these courses to be free. I would probably be pushing my husband towards divorce had I not found RYM( Restore Your Marriage).

I found out about Restore Your Marriage through my birth doula who’s marriage was restored in May. I asked her how she was able to remain faithful to God during her wilderness and she said RYM (Restore Your Marriage) . She sent me the marriage evaluation. The sad thing was that she had sent it to me last year, before I gave birth. Had I started then, I would not be here now. Yet, God knew I needed this desert. My Beloved made it so I was alone with 2 babies in quarantine due to COVID-19 and could rely solely on Him. It’s extremely humbling to rely on Him and no one else. He is good. He’s given me so much love and joy in the middle of hurt and pain. He truly is the One. No earthly man can fill or replace His place.

I recommend RYM 100%. It’s Biblical and it’s true. I learned so much about God’s view on women and marriage. I’ve received input from so many but never like this. I did sort of put it to the test. I looked at the strong marriages I know and saw how the wives apply these principles and how their marriages thrive. With our Lord in the center, all else falls in place.

It’s so encouraging to read testimonies of situations similar to mine or much worse and see how God found a way to restore. Today is a particularly hard day for me and focusing on what God has done is so rewarding and fulfilling.

My earthly husband moved to another country the day COVID-19 precautions were implemented. I knew he was leaving so I had a plan of all I would do with my 2 year old and my 2 month old. Now, all has changed and we are home 24/7. During the 3rd week of separation my earthly husband’s hate wall went down but I didn’t know these principles and became pushy and needy.

When I started RYM, I had been separated for 2 1/2 months. I told God I was ready for something new. My 2 year old, out of nowhere said, “Mama, are you ready?” I knew it was God. The next day I received the marriage evaluation from an encouraging woman whose marriage was restored. Before starting RYM, I had a plan to give my husband 2 weeks and then ask him to proceed with the divorce. He doesn’t want to divorce for now, just wants a separation. Through the course, I learned all the damage I did to him and our marriage for 11+ years. More importantly, I learn about my Heavenly Husband and how I am to turn to Him for everything. Humans fail. My Heavenly Husband never fails. I’m continuously falling in love with Him. I’m still learning, still renewing my mind and looking forward to the next courses. I want to get to the place of wanting and needing Him only.

Without RYM, I’d be destroying what was left of my marriage. God provided when I asked. He is good.

Thank you RMI for all your resources. Thank you to all the partners for your contributions. Without you and this site I’d be at the bottom of a deep pit. God is good and provides when we ask.

Lord, my love

You said ask and you will receive. I asked and you provided RYM. You are so faithful. You are so good to me. You fill me. You complete me. You have broken me and now are making me new. And I love you so much more for it. I praise you and look forward to my time with you here on Earth and eventually in heaven. I long for you more and more. I love you.

~ Rut Ester in Florida
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