Are We Listening to Our Father or Our Foe?
We have a strong Father who fights on behalf of His kids and brings about miracles (like the restoration of my marriage) every day. Absolutely nothing is impossible with Him, if we open our hands to the Spirit’s transformation and embrace His tender healing.
But we also have an enemy who wants nothing more than to destroy what God has brought together out of love. He will pull out all the stops in order to lead our marriage toward divorce, and he usually knows the exact strings to pull. He knows the wake of heartache that comes from tearing two hearts apart, as well as the ripple effect it can have on our kids.
So listen closely, Dear Friend.
We can choose whose voice we will let in and whose words we will allow stick.
Our God is for us, but the sacred journey He takes us on is rarely easy.
Our enemy is against us, but he will try to make separation seem like the smoother path.
Remember, it’s a lie.
Satan doesn’t want you to lean in to God and fight for your marriage.
He doesn’t want you to stand up for your family and persevere through trials of fire.
He wants you to quit.
He wants you to feel the heat and run.
He wants you to back down because marriage is too damaging to his dark and dying kingdom.
He doesn’t want God to get one hint of glory from any redemption story.
The question is, are we willing to let Satan have his way? Or are we ready to let God have the final say?
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