Sharon writes to share her story.
Before I started dating my husband I knew I was going to marry him. We dated 6 months and was married 14 yrs and have 3 children. I knew our marriage wasn’t going to survive. I became a co-dependent–always trying to find a solution to make it work and last.
I saw the same pattern happening over and over again. I wanted more out of life. I wanted more from my marriage. I wanted more. I knew that he couldn’t give me what it was I was longing for.
I thought I was going crazy listening at the chaos coming out of his mouth. I became exhausted. I decided to give God a chance. And another chance. And another chance. When I realized how He was working in me, I stopped playing the role of co-dependent.
This was about me and God. He gave me the strength and power to do and say things that I wouldn’t have normally done. All of the lies, infidelity, and rejections didn’t seem so important when I began practicing my faith in Christ and taking care of myself first.
I realized that God was with me during my entire marriage. He was waiting patiently on me to come out of my mess. The more I acknowledged Him the more I saw His works. He truly is a mind regulator. He kept me in perfect peace during the divorce.
I thank Him and praise his name daily. Prayer works! I tell other women that divorce isn’t as hard as it’s hyped up to be when you have God as the captain of your soul, your life. He will not steer you in the wrong direction.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. I was one decision away from joy…..I found it. I’m happy now.
Thank you to Sharon for passing along her experience.
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