Wow. God. All I can say is Wow, God. Today marks the 10 anniversary of the worst season of our marriage. We humbly call it The 18 Days. It was a period of time when our marriage and futures hung in the balance as we separated because of Chuck’s porn addiction.
After years of troubled marriage and years of recovery work, try agains, I’m sorrys, and empty promises, we set this consequence should he again choose his drug of choice instead of his family.
During the tension of separation we both tried answering impossible questions:
Do we stay together? Should we stay together? How would we stay together? Heartache and hatred abounded in our home. One thing was certain, only God could save us.
In 2000, the Lord told me He would deliver Chuck from addiction.
In 2009, all the wheels had fallen off our marriage.
In 2019, we are thanking God for His unfailing love, mercy and power.
There are stories that need to be released around this miracle. Today, I just want to thank God for keeping His promises. Roman 4:21 commends Abraham for “being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”
During this season, and many other seasons of promise waiting, God has brought me to verses 20 and 21.
‘Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.’
What was Abraham’s job? What was God’s job?
Abraham’s job was to not waiver, be strengthened, give glory and be persuaded of God’s power while he was STILL waiting.
God’s job? Be God. Full of wonder-working power to keep His word. Every time.
There are many testimonies of what God did during the 18 days. Dreams, visions, supernatural provision, Spirit led counsel, divine healing, and more. Why?
Because God had the power to do as He promised.
Today, I just want to raise a Hallelujah. Our God reigns.