I was Secretly Hoping for an Out

Dear Brides, Chapter 16 "No Longer an Adulteress" has given me confirmation and peace as I am sure it will you:)

Let me first start by saying when I read the previous chapter, coming into this chapter I was secretly hoping for an out:)

Having gotten hold of the materials here very early on in my RJ, I knew from the get-go that there was no moving on with someone else for me and the Lord helped me to make peace with that. So, this chapter just confirms what the Lord has told me before: Restore your marriage with your ex or stay unmarried and I will be your only Husband. Those were my choices.

So that being my choices, I have had a struggle with the Lord, not because of me, but because of my two children. I would be happy with not having my marriage restored, I have never in my life been as happy as I have been these last few years as His bride. I have seen so many miracles and I have seen the Lord working in my life and even through the pain of forming me to be His Bride, I have never been more at peace and I have never felt as loved as I do now.

Every mother wants what is best for their children and of course, they were a big part of the decision I thought I had to make. Well, after a long struggle and tiring myself out, the Lord gave me the wisdom to know that I did not have to make a decision at all!

The reason I am saying that I did not have to make a decision is this: All I had to do is have faith and trust that He will do what is best for me and my children! So, yes I believe with my whole heart that God can restore my marriage. He has done far greater things for me than that. I have no doubt at all that He is totally capable of that and so much more!!!

But instead of just having faith that He will do this one thing for me, the decision I made was to trust Him with everything. To trust that He will straighten every crooked path. To trust Him with ALL my ways and wait in anticipation of what wonderful thing He is going to do next, restoration or something else!

There are times when I would see happy couples walking with their children and I would feel sad for a bit, for my children's sake, but the Lord always loving does something to make me feel better and at peace:)

If this is something that you have struggled with or if what you have read has touched you then please pray with me: My dearest Love, thank You for Your love and Your peace that You give me every day. I have a song in my head today: Have I told You lately that I love You, have I told You there is no one else above You? That is how I feel today. That I do not say this enough to You. Well, I do love You and there is no one else above You. Thank You for leading me here to hear Your truths that I am not being misled and not having my ears tickled and turning to myths. I have no idea what you have planned for my life and that is just fine by me, because I trust that whatever you have planned will be great and filled with You. Amen.

Dear Brides, in the end, you have to find your peace in the Lord, no matter what your situation is. Reading this Chapter 16 "No Longer an Adulteress" showed me that I am on the right path.

I just finished the book Living the Abundant Life and I am enjoying living this life as well. When I started my Restoration Journey, I never thought it would be possible to ever be happy without an earthly husband. Having found my Heavenly Husband, I know that I can live without anything as long as I have Him!:):):)

~ Yvonne in South Africa
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