Have you taken whatever actions are necessary to help your husband gain victory over the sin of pornography, yet discouraged with the lack of results?
Are you feeling defeated and without hope?
Jesus knows the power of sin and Satan, but He overcame the world.
In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Christ came to reconcile sinners to God. You must share the gospel with your husband in word and in deed. His reconciliation with God should be your solemn prayer and daily objective.
You don’t just want to survive emotional infidelity, you want your husband to be right with God.
But note this, you are to be a light, not a savior. Don’t forget that you are a fellow sinner yourself.
You may put forth every legitimate effort to honor God’s Word and witness to your husband and still not taste victory.
God may use you to plant seeds that may not sprout for many years. God operates in an economy of sowing and reaping, while we work in an economy of instant gratification.
What should you do when you feel you have tried everything but nothing changes and you see no other options?
WAIT ON THE LORD
In the midst of all the consequences of my husband’s sexual sin, I finally hit the roadblock of “impossibility.”
I had bought Satan’s lie that if I just did everything God said, then God was obligated to deliver me. I soon learned God is not into “instant gratification” and the words of scripture that say, “You have need of patience” became painfully clear. (Hebrews 10:36)
Tribulation is God’s tool to produce faith, patience and dependence, so it does no good to try to avoid it.
Don’t let unsolved problems and unanswered prayers cause you to doubt God.
Learn to rest in His sovereignty and continue in prayer with faith. Do not lose hope that God is for you and is constantly at work in you and your situation.
God uses tribulations to compel you to persevere because you have a race set before you that cannot be won by quitting.
God has a purpose for your life that requires great character.
“We glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4