Has your husband’s virtual infidelity caused a tempest in your heart?
There are times in life when it is impossible to prepare for the unknown and you have no choice but to react. When a major storm appears from nowhere, your options are very limited.
Sink or swim may seem to be your only choices.
But from God’s perspective, storms are often the means of cleansing. He does mighty work in the great tempest. If you let Him into the depths of your heart, you can become more like Him.
As you prepare to face the storms that are bound to arise when you confront your husband with his sexual sin, I urge you to focus on the heart of God and learn more about His character.
If you ignore this phase or do not really come to terms with it, you’ll miss one of the greatest opportunities of your life—knowing God and witnessing firsthand His loving-kindness, faithfulness, mercy, love and holiness.
These are the most important blessings you’ll ever experience while still on earth, which is why I believe this step is the MOST critical of them all.
Being helpless it one thing; feeling hopeless is altogether different.
Helpless means “you” can’t do anything about a situation.
Hopeless means “nobody” can do anything about a situation.
The child of God is never in a “hopeless” situation.
Jonah was literally in a sinking crisis and felt God had cast him away forever.
For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O LORD, my God.
When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the LORD;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
Excerpt from Jenny Wilson’s BEYOND BETRAYAL BLUEPRINT — the only online program designed exclusively for Christian wives whose husbands are hooked on pornography.
You may feel hopeless that you can move beyond the betrayal of pornography and virtual infidelity.
You may think your husband’s sexual sin is proof that he is a hopeless case of wickedness sinking ever deeper in the depths of darkness.
Do you know that Jonah’s God is still working the same way? When your soul faints within you, will you turn to Him for mercy?