Q. I’ve had a great problem with lusting after women and really being a womanizer. I was unfaithful to to my wife and our marriage was headed for divorce. At that time I got on my knees and cried out for mercy from God. He answered swiftly and restored my marriage (absolute miracle) and gave me another chance. I took a step in faith and confessed to my wife what I had been doing and she forgave me. But recently I’ve been fighting off thoughts that I have not been forgiven because I haven’t told my wife every single detail of what I’ve done. Your advice would be appreciated.
A. As a sign of His forgiveness the Lord has healed your marriage and your wife has also forgiven you. Ask yourself what you could accomplish by opening up those old wounds again. I think your enemy is trying to get you to undo all the Lord has done for you. James 4:7 says to resist the devil and he’ll flee from you. Put the past behind you and focus on making the future better.