Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday

 If we have God in our marriages we are like a cord of three strands.....strong and not easily broken. For quite awhile now, at my home, the strand has been broken. It feels as if, I have been involved in a very tiring, and time consuming, game of tug of war.  On one side, is my dear husband, and on the other side, is me, and God. My husband believes in God, and loves God. What is the problem then, you may wonder?? He has wandered away from God, has not wanted to go to church, or talk about church. What makes it even worse, he does not want me to go to church, or talk about church to him. Which is very difficult for me, I love the Lord so much, and enjoy going to church, praising the Lord, and being with my brothers and sisters, sharing our love of the Lord together. But, of course, I love my husband with all of my heart, and hurt for him. I always keep him covered in prayer. I thought, and prayed, that after I had my stroke, and nearly died, but for the grace of God, that my husbands heart would have softened, and turned back to the Lord. Unfortunately, that did not happen, the last 6 months have been really hard, a real battle. I am still recovering from my stroke, and I long to be in church with other believers. I want to be able to praise God for all He has done for me, and continues to do. I want to pray with others, and encourage others in the Lord. So, the Lord, and I, have been really tugging at My husbands heart. Trying our very best to pull him over to our side, which by the way, happens to be the winning side. His side, is the losing side, which only leads him down the destructive path to hell. We are determined to win this game of tug of war. This week, there are signs, that he is beginning to weaken, woo hoo!! He told me on Monday, that we are going to church this coming sunday. Praise God!! God and I are in this, to win this. The cord of three strands is slowly being mended, it will not be long, until it is totally repaired. Thank You Lord.

22 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

Praying for you and your husband

Godsgalnj said...

Grateful that he's going to church on Sunday :) Thanks for your love today!

Cranberry Morning said...

I am praying with you, Denise! That God will call your husband to himself and give him a renewed JOY in FAITH in Christ.

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Praying for your husband's heart to return to the Lord and for your full recovery from your stroke.

rcubes said...

I have seen a lot sis how if one is drowning with trials and seem to not be able to breathe, their faith seems to wane. Once, I was like that, too. Questioning Him if He was real just because I thought that I was faced with a big mountain and it was not moving at all.

Praying for bro. Eddie and for all of us, for the Lord to increase our faith in Him and trust in Him. May the Lord's strength encourage you and sustain you sister. Blessings and love to you.

Tonya said...

wow.

that is a blessing that you too will attend church together this sunday. i am happy for you.

truly, love conquers all.

blessings!

Pia said...

denise, i believe with all of my heart that nothing is impossible with God. we just have to keep lifting up our spouses in prayer and trust God to move on our behalf. i'm so glad that he is going with you to church this sunday. keep praying, keep believing. God will not fail you and i.

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful post. I am praying for you.
Sending you a hug.
Sherry

Ms. Kathleen said...

Keeping you in prayer Denise - praying for your marriage.... We had that scripture in our wedding... Beautiful... Our God is so Good!

Saleslady371 said...

Praising God with you today that their is an end of this struggle in sight. Will be praying for you two. Love you!

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Lord, I lift up Denise before Your throne. I rejoice with her in the promise of going to church on Sunday. I ask You to use her as Your minister to her love bug, to give her favor with him, and to give them mutual joy in each other and in You. Please bless this Sunday's service, and use it to minister to both of them exactly where they need it most. I thank You for always hearing our prayers, in the precious name of Your Son, our Lord Jesus.

Gen said...

Praying for you and your husband, Denise. I was there at one time and the Lord did move in my husband's heart. He is so faithful in his church attendance now and the Lord truly is first in his life. There is hope and God is good, and He will work. We'll just keep praying! Thanks for stopping by my blog today with your kind comments.

LeAnn said...

I am so happy that your husband wants to go with you to church. I am sure you will receive great blessings for your faithful heart.
Blessings to you!

Cathy said...

Praying for you two, Dear ~

From the Heart said...

I will join you also in prayer for your husband and for your complete healing in the name of Jesus.

momto8 said...

that is a big step!!! I am happy he is going with you. God bless you both...keep the faith!!

LAURIE said...

Praise God for His touch, sounds like God is working on your husband. Dont give up on him or on belieiving that God can bring him back to Him. Agreeing with you sweet friend. :)

Autumn said...

Oh that has got to be SO hard. Our prayers do not return void. Will pray for your husband AND your healing.

jhunnelle said...

Oh Denise, God will surely answer your prayer, a a lot of people is praying with you, including me.

Thank you for visiting my blog again.

Blessings!

jhunnelle said...

Oh Denise, God will surely answer your prayer, a a lot of people is praying with you, including me.

Thank you for visiting my blog again.

Blessings!

Debbie said...

Believe me Denise, I truly understand. I go to church alone and have done so for the past 18 years. But I continue to pray and live out the light of Christ each day. At times I stumble. But God is my strength moment by moment. You are not alone in this walk. I am praying for you.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

eph2810 said...

Praying for you and your beloved, Denise. May God continue to guide your heart.

Love & peace,
Iris