God’s Surprising Answer to Prayer for a Husband

by | Mar 6, 2023 | Prayer | 34 comments

Does God care about the desires of your heart? Yes He does. Psalm 37:4 (NASB) says:

Delight yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.”

God knit each one of us together in our mother’s womb. He alone knows what truly satisfies us. As we delight in the Lord and practice His presence, He shapes our desires so that we want better things than what our flesh desires (Gal. 5:16).

Today, instead of a blog, I’m sharing a Youtube interview with Linda Evans Shepherd on how God answered my prayer for a husband 45 years ago! We talk about the difference between the deceitful desires of the flesh and the live-giving desires of the Spirit. If the video doesn’t show in your email, click to be brought to the website page.

Today, I’m sharing an interview with @LindaShepherd on how God answered my #prayer for a husband 45 years ago! #AnsweredPrayer Share on X

What special answer to prayer has God given you?

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  1. J.D. Wininger

    Awww… I so enjoyed this, and appreciated the confirmation that God does indeed hear our prayers. I can remember as a young man asking God for a wife. I had forgotten that prayer years earlier, God never did. It took more than 25 years, but God brought Diane into my life. As He did, he reminded me of that prayer and assured me I had not been forgotten.

    • Debbie Wilson

      I love that. God never forgot. Thanks, J.D.

  2. Kristen Osborn Neighbarger

    God does bring us what we need in his time instead of ours sometimes, doesn’t he? Visiting from #tellhisstory!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes, Kristen. And His answers are worth the wait.

  3. Jeanne Takenaka

    Debbie, what a fun interview! I’ve gotta say, Estes Park is a beautiful place to minister! I loved hearing your story and your wisdom. Psalm 37:4 was a verse God spoke to me a lot about when I was single and praying for God’s best regarding marriage. Congratulations on 45 years together!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Jeanne, Estes Park is beautiful. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. I had so much fun recalling how God brought my husband and me together.

  4. Paige Denning

    What a wonderful story of how our faithfulness to follow God’s will even when it doesn’t seem to be what we want can bring us much greater joy! I purchased your “Give Yourself a Break” book this past weekend at the One Woman Conference and am loving it so far! Have a Blessed Day!!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Paige. I wrote that book for me :-). May the Lord meet you in its pages.

  5. Joanne Viola

    Debbie, this was such a fun video and I loved hearing your story! Congratulations of 45 years of marriage!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Joanne. God is good!

  6. Candyce Carden

    Love your story! We need to invite God into all areas of our life.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes we do. Thanks, Candyce.

  7. Ann Musico

    I loved your story! My husband and I will be married 40 years in July and our story is similar. Very fast and unexpected but obviously God’s choice!!

    • Debbie Wilson

      God seems to bust our ideas of how things should work! Thanks, Ann. Congratulations on 40 years.

  8. Amy Jung

    Thank you for your story. I am reminded to pray and share this with my friend who still waits.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Amy, when I was waiting I had the thought, I’d rather be married a short time to someone I really enjoy than a long time to someone I didn’t. Sounds obvious. But sometimes we fall in love with the idea of marriage.

  9. Katherine Pasour

    Enjoyed your message and your interview, Debbie. God blessed you and your husband. Wishing you many more years together in service to our Father.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Katherine. I am blessed!

  10. Sylvia Schroeder

    Thanks Debbie! I so enjoyed hearing your story. Grateful God brought you together.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Sylvia. Amazing to see His work.

  11. Linda Stoll

    Oh thank God He knows the deepest desires of our hearts. That gives us such hope. He knows us better than anyone and loves us so …

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes! Praise His name!

  12. Yvonne Morgan

    I learned through the years that God really cares about our deepest desires. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful Savior. Thanks for sharing this great message

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes He does! Thank you, Yvonne.

  13. Joanna Eccles

    Thanks for the reminder that every no is because God has a better yes.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Joanna, you remind me of the song, “Thank God for unanswered prayer.”

  14. Meade A DeKlotz

    Loved your sharing Debbie. Congratulations on your 45th anniversary!! We are celebrating our 66th! Thanks to His coming into our lives, restoring our relationship and being Lord of our lives.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Meade. And congratulations to you and Bob! What a difference it makes when our marriages are a three-thread cord.

  15. Annie Yorty

    Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your wonderful story and for pointing us to God for every decision.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Annie. How wonderful that He wants to involved in the details of our lives.

  16. Nancy E. Head

    God writes amazing stories and weaves our lives together! Thanks, Debbie. God bless!

    • Debbie Wilson

      He does, Nancy! Thanks for listening.

  17. Boma

    Thank you for sharing. Many blessings to you!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Boma!

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