MAIN TEXT: 2Ki.20:1-6
I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight…(2.Ki.20:3)
In marriage, there are situations which you never bargained for that can make you to lose hope if you don’t have firm belief that the God you are serving can turn hopeless situations around. I know of a lady who was so promiscuous while she was in the university that the doctor told her after her last abortion that she should forget about childbearing because her womb had to be removed. Years later, she gave her life to Jesus and became a worker in the ministry where she was serving. One day, one of the most dedicated male workers in the Ministry came to seek for her hand in marriage. She made jest of him that God could not have told the young man that she would be his wife unless God hated him. When he insisted, she told him the story of her life, which made the young man to go back to prayers. He obtained a promise from God that he would have children. By the time the couple gave their testimony, they came with two children. Glory to God!
It doesn’t matter the situation in which you have found yourself in your family; wayward children, loss of job, business failure, sickness etc. Hezekiah was in a more precarious situation as he was told by the prophet of God that he should put his house in order and prepare for his death. However, he turned his face to the wall and reminded God of his dedication to Him thus;
I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.(2Ki.20:3)
And then, God sent the same prophet back to him to turn his hopeless situation around (2Kg.20:5&6);
Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.(2Ki.20:5-6)
It doesn’t matter what your family is going through right now, you can experience such a turnaround too, because nothing is impossible for Him. You must however have absolute trust in His ability to deliver His own.
DISCUSSION POINTS WITH YOUR SPOUSE
• Is there any situation that appears hopeless in your marriage? Bring it before God who is able to give you testimony.
Every situation which is beyond me, receive a divine positive turn-around in Jesus’ name.
NO DIFFICULT SITUATION IS TOO COMPLEX FOR GOD, PRAY! – Dr. Mike Oluniyi