To all hurting wives, I pray that God will speak encouragement through His story in my life. I can relate to all your pain and brokenness because of my own struggles and hurts. As I read all your painful stories in our Praying Wife viber group, I am moved by the Holy Spirit to encourage you that there will come a time that the intensity of pain will diminish and eventually go away if we keep praying and offering our pain to Jesus.
Two years ago, I saw only pain, brokenness, heartaches, and mistakes. The pain was so deep that I would cry day and night.
I thought I would be miserable for the rest of my life without my husband and daughter with me but as I immersed myself in the word of God, trusting and obeying Him, redirecting my focus from my husband and pain to instead, fixing my eyes on Jesus… Wow.. possible pala talaga to be joyful.
Minsan yes, may kirot at sakit pa rin specially when I feel alone but I would once again shift my focus to God and attend bible studies, read the bible, listen to Christian songs and focus on things that makes me happy like spend time with my daughter and my parents.
It took me two years to finally be ok and be fully surrendered to God. Now, I see strength, peace, learned lessons, and new hope.
Despite the pain, we are still called to love, respect, and submit to our husbands. Pray about your situation and don’t be discouraged if what you pray for is not happening yet. As we wait, God is fixing us and the broken pieces for He is preparing us for what we prayed for. If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, then nothing shall be impossible. Meanwhile, we can be joyful and in everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us.
My joy came after I decided to be prayerful and hopeful in the Lord and remember He is a faithful God who will keep His promises.
“When the time is right, I the Lord will make it happen.” Isaiah 60:22 . He will also make all things beautiful.
Remember, Sisters, that whatever you are going through, God intended it for good. The pain you are feeling right now is only temporary. It will pass. Don’t dwell on it too long. Surrender it to God. Cry out to God. He is near to the brokenhearted. Let go and let God. There is peace when you know God is in control.
The trials we have right now will be our greatest testimony someday. Just turn your worry into worship and watch God turn your battles into blessings.
When you are at a point of wanting to give up, remember His promise that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. I survived through daily prayer and praise songs because God’s mercies are new everyday.
By God’s grace, I did not give up praying for reconciliation.
In the new year, stop na tayo with self-pity, bitterness, anger, and unforgiveness. Do not let the enemy steal your joy. Ipaubaya mo na si husband and the mistress kay Lord. He will deal with them.
Finally, with the new year, I pray for all of us that we will be blessed beyond what we can imagine . May we be filled with God’s presence and may we have a 2020 vision of God’s plan and will for our family. We will never know what God can do until we completely trust and obey Him.
I continue to pray for all of you including your husbands and their mistresses, if any, that they may encounter Jesus. I am for family restoration. Our marriage is a covenant with God and let us not allow the enemy to destroy what God has joined together.
I declare that 2020 will be a year of spiritual growth, more blessings, breakthroughs, reconciliation, and restoration among families. Believe in what you pray for according to His will. Declaring Jesus as our Lord and kakampi sa lahat ng battles no matter what happens. Declaring 2020 as a victorious year for all of us who put our trust in the powerful name of Jesus.