Trusting God

Facing Our Challenges Head-On!

November 24, 2015

Hi Julie: I am married with 2 young boys (11/9). My husband of 10 years and I are having marital problems and he has filed for divorce and is staying with his parents 260 miles away. I am working and taking care of the boys by Myself for the first time ever. We go to church every week, I stay in prayer and in the word. The boys pray with me also and we speak in faith that God is going to restore my marriage and our home.

I do trust God but honestly, I’m overwhelmed much of the time and am struggling. My husband is not as surrendered to God, at this time, as I am and he is sort of distanced emotionally to what the kids and I are going through. Please remember us in prayer and if you have any godly advice, I would so appreciate it. Thank you and God bless you.–Trusting God


Dear Trusting God: I certainly will remember you in prayer and ask our readers to do the same. I’ve found them to be excellent prayer warriors and thoughtful in their advice.

I admire your maturity to stand strong in the faith and to provide stability for your boys. More than anything they need the reassurance that you–and even more importantly God–will never leave them or forsake them.

It’s concerning that your husband has distanced himself geographically as well as emotionally. It’s hard to talk things out when he’s chosen to run home to his parents. BUT 260 miles is no big deal to God who can speak directly to your husband’s heart in that still small voice of His.

And speaking of your husband’s parents, what is your relationship with them? Do you sense they are working on their end to keep your family together? We must remember to pray for them, that they will advocate for reconciliation.

While you’re waiting for things to change, is God bringing anything to your mind that you could do to make things better when your husband returns? And when he does return, please do all you can to get him into Christian family counseling–someone to help repair the damage done to your marriage and family, some neutral party who can help you both make needed changes.

Don’t give up, dear one. Stand firm in the Lord. “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun” (Psalm 37:4-6). God bless. Julie


Remember, friends, as challenges come our way,
we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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