Last October, my husband and I celebrated 12 years of marriage. To be honest, it is only by the hand of God that we’ve made it this far. Only the past 6 years for us have been good ones…
…REALLY good ones.
Those first years were… brutal.
You see, we both came into this marriage with such heavy baggage.
• Deep seeded anger
• Control tendencies
• Abuses of all kinds
• Hidden addictions
• Struggles with self-worth
We were a train wreck waiting to happen.
Oh I love those words. It’s a simple phrase that carries great power.
God showed up huge in our situation and we went from knocking on divorce’s doorstep to taking up residency in the love shack.
It was a quick healing. Literally.
You see, God doesn’t always take forever to act on our behalf. While we did wait until the 11th hour for God to change the direction of our marriage, the healing of our issues was instant.
He opened our baggage and aired it out.
You see, in that one quick moment things changed between me and my husband. God didn’t save the day and then leave us to months of counseling to piece our marriage back together.
Nope. He healed our marriage, our hearts, our relationship… at the same time. In that one instant, we experienced a quick healing.
From that point forward, we began to respond to each other differently.
My husband immediately began treating me with softness and gentleness, showing genuine adoration of his bride. I no longer tried to emasculate him or guilt him into doing things my way.
THAT was a miracle. An instantaneous healing.
Friends, sometimes in our opinion God acts slowly… and we find ourselves discouraged and frustrated. It’s hard to wait when big, life-changing things are on the line.
Things like our marriages, our finances, or our health.
But other times, we see God move swiftly. We have a front row seat to instant miracles that shift our lives immediately.
Both serve a purpose.
After a season of waiting on God, we see how necessary and good that time was. It developed our trust. It healed wounds. It taught us to stand strong.
But when God blesses us with a quick healing, we have a deeper understanding of His awesome power and unmatched graciousness.
Regardless, God’s timing is perfect.
His design for deliverance is perfect.
His plan for restoration is perfect.
…yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.
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