10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
It was 8.5 years ago that the Lord gave that verse to me, when I was baffled at His command to me. The Lord had told me to ask my Husband back for a second chance. I told the Lord He was crazy, I even asked Him “Do you remember Lord, what we went through?” Are you sure Lord!! I fought the Lord on this for about a week. And it was then that I was reading in I Corinthians that I came across this scripture. I gasped AAAAWWWWWppppp! Lord, you are asking me to do this. And I remember Him clearly saying “TRUST ME”. So I began to walk by faith, and not by sight. It was then that I realized that God was really calling me back to my husband. We had been divorced for about 3 years, I was a baby Christian about 2.5 years old at the time. I had never heard the Lord speak to me, but only once before and that was the day I got baptized I was lost trying to get to the house to get baptized and I couldn’t remember if it was left or right and He said left and I went left and I got there just fine.
God knew what He was doing, and this verse had confirmed it for me. I am soooo very very thankful that God gave me that command and that I obeyed. My marriage has been way better than the first and lasted way longer. I hope and pray that I can encourage just one marriage to not go through what we went through, it will all be worth it. All the pain, all the sorrow to encourage you to not do it. God hates divorce, I have scripture to prove it.
“I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.
This is clear that God Hates divorce and he doesnt want us to seperate.
“So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
If you are struggling in your marriage, DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE! God knows exactly what you are going through and will see you through it. Have faith of a mustard seed.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matthew 17:20 NIV
God is soo good, He knows exactly what you need when you need it and will only give you what you can handle. If it seems impossible remember all things are possible with Him.
27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
Mark 10:27 was my verse for our re-marriage. And it is so true, we are a living testimony to that. What I thought was impossible, God made possible.
On April 13, we will be celebrating our 8 years of re-marriage. He has truely restored what the Locusts have eaten. Thank you Jesus!!