We love, love, love the lyrics to this song that Chris August wrote and titled, Restore. They go along with our core belief about marriages. Marriages can go in bad directions; we know. But it IS possible to restore them. We’ve seen it happen. It happened even in our own marriage. But God can help you to restore.
We won’t say that it’s easy, but it is possible, especially when you allow God to lead the way. And sometimes these broken marriages can get to the place where they are better than ever before. That’s what happened to us, and to many marriages we’ve seen restored. It truly is amazing. However, it’s important to remember:
“Marriages can’t be healed overnight. But the direction of the marriage can. The pattern of destruction can change into a pattern of construction. For this pattern to change, a new commitment must be made. As long as divorce remains a consideration, even if a person hasn’t yet chosen it, he or she is usually paralyzed and cannot make the kind of commitment necessary to change the direction of the marriage.” (R. C. Sproul)
To restore your marriage it’s important to keep in mind:
“Your marriage is not the least hopeful or most damaged marriage presented before God. Yours is not the one marriage that has God confounded, wondering how your marriage can possibly become edifying and strong. It is possible. He does his greatest stuff with the least likely. The trick is to tackle circumstances without attacking the ones we love. God can help. He knows about love. Even in battle.” (Janelle Alberts)
With all this in mind, here are the words for the beginning part of the song. (You can see and hear the rest within the video.) We hope they will inspire you to listen prayerfully to what Chris August is singing here:
Nobody’s growing old together, we’ve made it easy just to quit.
Love has become a negative percentage; why do we bother to commit?
We’ve got a long list of excuses, ways we try to justify.
Well, I propose to you the truth is, marriage does not have to die.
I know you’re feeling like it’s falling apart and it can’t go on anymore.
But God is a God who knows how to heal so just give it up to the Lord
And He will restore…
Please listen to the song, and follow the lyrics. Afterward, we encourage you to read an article we have posted on the web site:
• IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO RECONCILE?
We pray this gives you hope.
“May the Lord direct your heart into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5)
Cindy and Steve Wright from Marriage Missions International
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