You Can Recover (Even From That)!
So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?”
And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
-1 Samuel 30:8
There is nothing that you face in your marriage that you can't recover from. Did you hear me? NOTHING. I know that can seem hard to believe in the moment, but I am telling you what I know, not what I heard. You can recover from it all. Adultery. Mistreatment. Miscommunication. Distrust. Hurt. Cold-heartedness. Financial issues. Anything that the enemy has sent to destroy you and your marriage. God's plan is so much bigger than any of those things, and you can recover from them all.
Perhaps your marriage has been in a hard place. Maybe you are struggling to even hold on to hope. Can I encourage you today that you can recover? In 1 Samuel 30, David and his men return to Ziklag after trying unsuccessfully to join with the Philistine army. When they get there they find the city burned and their wives and children taken captive. To make matters worse, David's men are so distressed that they want to stone David to death. Talk about a hard place! He literally has nothing but his life, and the men are threatening to take that.
Can you imagine the despair David felt? Can you imagine the hopelessness? Everything that mattered to him was gone - his wives, his people, and all that he had acquired. David could have sat right there and let them stone him. He could have balled up in a heap in the middle of the city and cried or screamed. But somehow, he chose something different. The bible says that David "strengthened himself in the Lord his God"!
That's what I want you to do. Encourage yourself in the Lord. Like me, you may have felt like getting in bed and not getting out or giving up on the marriage you prayed for, but I want you to know that this is not too hard for God. Remind yourself that God did not bring you this far to leave you. Remember that His promises are yes and amen, and even though it may look like the enemy is winning HE IS NOT! He has been defeated. Strengthen yourself and get up again!
David sought the Lord and asked Him this question, "Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?" I want you to ask God the same question. Shall I pursue this? Shall I overtake the enemy that is coming against my marriage? In most instances I believe that God will respond to you just like He did to David, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
He told David to go get his family back! Go get his stuff back, and I believe that is what He is saying to you! Go get your marriage back! Pursue! You shall surely - without fail - recover all!
Get it all back! Your joy, your peace, your passion - go get it all. That's what recover means - find or regain possession of; restore to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. I believe that someone who reads this today will be restored to their original state! I believe that where the enemy came in and sowed chaos, discord, coldness, and bitterness, God is going to cause you to recover everything He designed for you originally! He's going to restore your relationship to health, strength, and wholeness.
Pursue, Dear Friend, for you shall WITHOUT FAIL RECOVER ALL!!!
I believe that you can recover, but you need to believe it as well. Will you just type "amen" or "I will recover" in the comments as an act of faith so that I can join in prayer with you for full recovery? I can't wait to see God work!