This is an article that hits close to home. During our separation there were Christian friends telling me that Sharon was done and letting me know sometimes quietly, sometimes not so quietly that I should quit moping around about her and get on with my life. I am so thankful that I kept stubbornly pursuing reconciliation. What is so wonderful now to me is that Sharon and our kids are thankful that I didn’t give up either.
Often there is only one spouse who keeps pursuing reconciliation and believing with God that all things are possible. Do you need to be that one spouse that holds on for dear life to hope for reconciliation with God’s help?
Yes!!!! That’s me. Though it is so hard some days, I am honored that God has chosen me to “hold on for dear life.” A part of me wants this to be over so I can move on with my life. As if that would even be possible after 28 years. Charlyne Cares today was from Bob: “Who are you listening to?” I have to listen to The Lord and stand for my marriage. After 19 months of separation, I think I finally get it. Stop talking about it which only invites advice of all kinds and stop trying to fix it. Give it to God and stand on His promises. Pray, pray, pray for my husband and spend my time serving The Lord as He leads me. It sounds so simple, but just isn’t sometimes. And yet I am thankful that God is growing my faith through all of this.
Yes, Cathy, that is the hardest part – giving it to God and trusting Him for the outcome. Keep praying and believing!