I am glad you are praying and turning to God, He is our only savior. I want to tell you to not look at the circumstance, and I tell you that even after the papers are signed that there is still Hope if you truly believe that God can restore your marriage. Walk in faith not by sight. This is something I am learning my self. At my weakest moments I want to give up, but God always talks to me and lets me know that he WILL restore my marriage, so I must persevere!
The following is a daily devotional I receive each day about having faith in marriage restoration. This was from Aug 02, 2010 just yesterday.
At exactly 10pm my husband called me to hang out, I didnt come home til 3:40am, we talked about many things. He still tells me that he just wants to be friends, and I tell you that I wont pay attention to circumstances, I will listen to God.
I hope this inspires you!
Unconventional Warfare -
"So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told
him, 'Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like
a dog from those who kneel down to drink.'" Judges 7:5
Our God is an unconventional God, and I think we can find freedom
is realizing that His ways are not our ways. If we read the full
story, we see that Gideon had 32,000 men initially, and the Lord
whittled that number down to 300...less than 1% of its original
size! Then God chose (like He so often does) the most unlikely
men, which defies our logic. He chose the 300 men who drank from
the water like dogs! Keep reading. God gave them victory over
the large Midianite army by having those men walk into the enemy
camp with trumpets and lit jars in their hands—not weapons.
Let's face it. Such a battle plan would probably not receive
high marks from our most respected military leaders. But
remember, God wants the glory. We have to let go of logic,
because our God is a God of power and the miraculous, and it was
His hand that won the battle for the obedient Gideon!
"Moses answered the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand firm and
you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The
Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will
fight for you; you need only to be still.'" Exodus 14:13-14
Another story of how unconventional God's warfare is, the story
of how the LORD opened up a miraculous path of escape in the Red
Sea and delivered the Israelites from the pursuing Egyptians.
Recall also that it was God Himself who hardened Pharaoh's heart
so that the Egyptians would pursue the Israelites.
God will get the glory in the battle, and He will work in our
broken marriages so that He will get the glory. He has no
interest in broken families and marriages being repaired so we
can boast that we did it by our own efforts. Remember how pride
was dealt within the heart of King Nebuchadnezzar who once
said, "Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal
residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?"
(Daniel 4:30) God made him to eat grass like the cattle.
Sure, we might not reveal pride so directly as did
Nebuchadnezzar, but God knows our heart and whether we truly give
Him the praise and thanksgiving for His provision and deliverance.
"The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One,
says this: 'I live in the high and holy place with those whose
spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit
of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant
hearts." Isaiah 57:15 (NLT)
More stories of God's victories displayed in unconventional ways
are found in Joshua's battle at Jericho. (See Joshua 6) Another
one is when King Jehoshaphat defeated a vast army after seeking
the Lord in humility and then sending a praise and worship team
out in front of His actual army.
Sometimes God calls us to be still, sometimes He calls us to "do
something," but His ways rarely seems normal to our rational
minds or to those around us. I hope we can grow in our faith
from reading about how God delivers His children in the battle
when they seek Him in all things. How can we not also grow in
our faith about how God will deliver us from the enemy in the
spiritual warfare for our spouses? Remember, God instituted
marriage at the very beginning in Genesis, so His heart for
restoring marriages is God-sized. Join the LORD in fighting His
way for your marriage.
Of course, Jesus was Himself "unconventional," and He did not
come as anyone expected at the time. Yet, our victory has been
assured by His finished work on the cross. Yes, the devil seeks
to demolish our marriages, families, and our hope, but...
"The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's
work." 1 John 3:8
Jesus accomplished everything He set out to do and declared "It
is finished!" on the cross. So, yes, we are engaged in war, but
unlike conventional warfare, we may be asked to do what seems
foolish to the world. But, the victory is already assured if we
follow His instructions. Take up the sword of the Spirit today
(i.e., the Word of God) and fight unconventional warfare by
speaking truth against the enemy, following God's directions and
not others' directions, and wait for the LORD's great deliverance!
"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard
for me?" Jeremiah 32:27
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