Last week I came across a post from a blog I love to read, and it really touched me. It's an honest account of her marriage. All the ups and downs. A marriage miraculously saved by God. One that she is so thankful for. She loves her husband, and is overcome with emotion as she writes about him.
My marriage too has seen a lot of ups and downs. There were times that I wanted out. Badly. But because of my relationship with God, I decided to stay and fight it out. Shannon chose to stay and fight it out. As a result, we now have a wonderful marriage. Not a perfect one, but one so full of love and respect. I love him now more than I ever thought would be possible. He is my best friend.
Sometimes you just can't know in life how much someone means to you until you are faced with the possibility of losing that person. What seems like a lost cause with no hope is full of possibilities if you give it over to God. Let Him fix what is broken. I know this because I was broken. My marriage was broken. But God took over both. He knew ours was a marriage worth saving. He did what Shannon and I could not do. He healed our hearts. He restored our marriage. As a result of all that we have been through, I have such a heart for marriages. I know that God can and wants to help our marriages be the way He designed them to be. Shannon and I are living proof that God can help you work through ANY problems. There are no problems too big for God to fix.
My life's verse is Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
If God could heal my broken heart and marriage, He can heal yours too.
As I have said before I love, love, love movies.
The Story of Us is one of my favorites. It is about a couple that goes through ups and downs in their marriage. They even separate. In the end however, they realize....well, I'll let you see for yourself.