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Yes, God Restores Marriage: Hope to Move from Lost to Found

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Have you lost hope for marriage?  Life comes at us fast and hard sometimes.  We could all use a healthy dose of Hope when marriage is hard.  So today Susan Mead Will share that yes, God restores Marriage: There is hope to move from lost to found.

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Yes, God Restores Marriage: Hope to Move from Lost to Found

Lost. Totally lost. Have you ever lost something dear to you and thought ‘I’ve got to find this’ followed by ‘just show up, please’?

You look high and low – then look again, retracing every step and picking up every piece of paper in your path. Yet you are disappointed, distraught and even disgusted with yourself (or whomever!) for losing that precious thing in the first place.

Yea, me too.  (My name is Susan B Mead)

My husband’s wedding ring seemed to be missing – again. Not the first time this year, but the second time, his wedding band was MIA. We are wed, yet I was deeply wounded by this loss.  A gulf emerged, separating the two of us.

In the midst of it, God reminded me that He is the God who restores, there is hope to move from lost to found and God restores marriage.

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How do you let go and let God fix your marriage?

Anger hurt, and dismay warred within me.

He remembers his watch, yet forgets ME echoed in my head.  Silly, I know, yet in my mind, when he removes his wedding ring it seems to distance his heart from mine too.

Anybody else dealt with similar thoughts and feelings, for whatever reason?

Was I out of my mind to think like this? Holt loves me – and was distraught at the lost ring – his loss. With so much emotion at play, I had to decide to walk in wisdom and prudence.

Emotionally rocked is a vulnerable place – and I do not want to put my marriage on the rocks!  But how do you let go and let God fix your marriage?

Would I wind up words, hurl them, hurt him-& our marriage–over a thing–his lost ring?

Or would I line up beside him, raising hands and praising God – believing God restores marriage – for His faithfulness?

God kept us together through the hardest loss of all, the loss of a child, a son, our youngest one. We know that Family is key.

1 Peter 5:8-10  Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

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Does a lost thing – a ring – really matter?

There’s a better question – where is my treasure?  Is my treasure in Heaven?

 Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV) “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The truth hit me – square in the face.

This is exactly where the enemy wants me – and you – to be – warring with your husband – for whatever reason. We must choose to build bridges built on love, trust, and hope with the mighty hand of God guiding us.  That is the way God moves us from lost to found.  That is the way God restores marriage!

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Trusting God in Your Marriage

So we looked again, thinking ‘just show up, please’. Seemed like nothing – except prayer and praise – would raise this thing!

God knocked on my heart early, so up I got out of bed and down I sat to read His Word and pray His will.Is there a special prayer for revealing the wedding ring, restoring the thing that symbolizes my husband’s commitment to our marriage?

Please let it show up and be found, God, I prayed – trusting God in my marriage.

Knock, knock, Holt, rapped on my door, something he seldom does when I pray. He just showed up at the door, raised his hand, revealing his ring, restored to its rightful place!

You know what he said?

“I found it. It just showed up on the top of my dresser, in plain sight.”

Thank You, Lord. Of course, it did!  Yes, God restores marriage and lost things.

Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Praise God! As I reflect, I see that only You, God, place lost things in plain sight.  When we just show up in prayer and praise, trusting You to rise up when we need You.

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Our Faithful God Restores Marriage and Gives Hope to Move from Lost to Found.

Yes, our Faithful God restores lost things. Even a Marriage that seems too far gone can be restored by His Grace.

If you are praying asking God ‘How do I restore my marriage?’ let me share some hope with you.

  • Praise God in the storm
  • Trust God in your marriage even if all hope seems lost
  • Write out some Prayers to Save a Marriage

God restores marriage.  He can restore yours just like he restored Holt’s lost ring.  Praise Him until He does, stay connected with others for support and encouragement and let me know how I can pray for you through this hard season.

 

 

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Susan Mead

Having lost a son, a sister, a dream and her peace, Susan now lives on mission to help others rebound from personal loss, trauma or difficult seasons in life. In her vibrant up-close-and-personal style, Susan freely shares how her encounters with God, in the midst of gut-wrenching grief, led her to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him. Oh by the way, Susan just earned a Doctor of Theology Degree. Susan helps women: 🙋🏻‍♀️Sieze joy 🌟Engage hope 👑Revive destiny 🙇‍♀️Valiantly pray 🌎Impact others 🦋Courageously forgive 🤗Embrace #CalmInTheChaos

16 thoughts to “Yes, God Restores Marriage: Hope to Move from Lost to Found”

  1. Great story, Susan. I’ve been there a couple of times–with MY wedding ring. Once it was lost for a few months. Losing an earthly treasure does challenge us to consider what our true treasure is. So glad God brought Holt’s ring to light.

  2. What an amazing story of hope, healing and the miraculous work of God! Sometimes I think the angels must have fun hiding things on us so we really deal with our issues and then putting them back to shock us when we find them!!!
    My hubby misplaces his ring on a fairly regular basis. He can’t wear it at work and tends to misplace things. With the issues in my first marriage I have to watch that feelings of rejection don’t get stirred up when he does. The enemy will use anything. It all goes back to Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart”!
    Thanks for sharing Susan’s post here. Thanks for opening up to us Susan.
    ~Sherry Stahl
    xoxo

  3. Beautiful Susan! Thanks for sharing and being so transparent. I’m adding your book to my reading list. 🙂 I know that it will be a help to many people who are searching for hope in their relationships.

    Pinned.

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  4. I love the story of the lost ring, and your prayer for it to show up. That just shows that God cares about every part of our lives. There is no part that is too small or meaningless. Thank you for sharing. Pinning.

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