Discover more from Relentless Hope
Transforming a Marriage with God’s Love
with Dr. Kim Kimberling, professional Christian counselor
Letting God Be Your Guide
Placing trust in God’s plan can be challenging, especially when you don’t know where He’s leading you. When facing anxiety, God calls us to pray, embrace the Word, and listen to Him speak. In return, He promises comfort, peace, and guidance.
In this episode of Relentless Hope, Dr. Kim Kimberling shares his journey of running from God’s plan due to fear. He reveals how his life changed for the better when he allowed God to direct his steps. Join us in learning how he achieved this transformation.
Words of Hope:
“God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.”
- A.W. Tozer
In part 1 of this 3-part series, Dr. Kim recounts his journey of running from God’s plan before finally embracing it at age 35. Despite marital struggles and financial difficulties, Dr. Kim pursued an education in Christian counseling and ministry and developed a passion for helping people.
Dr. Kim also shares insight on letting go of regrets. Although he once questioned whether he should have pursued ministry earlier in life, he now recognizes that doing so could have prevented him from meeting his wife.
Lessons from LIFE: Endeavor to follow God’s intentions for you each day. Listen attentively to His guidance without hesitation, and willingly embrace the path He illuminates for you–becoming the person He intends you to be.
In part 2, Dr. Kim shares his journey of founding Awesome Marriage, a technology-based ministry that guides married couples through trials. He highlights the significance of recruiting the right people, pacing the team to avoid burnout, and adapting to execute the organization’s goals. He also imparts wisdom on resource management, learning from missteps, and creating passionate teams that wholeheartedly understand and pursue the mission.
Lesson from LEADERSHIP: The Lord gives us strength and wisdom to achieve His plan—even if it seems impossible. He helps us learn from our mistakes, equipping us with lessons we can apply. When we listen to and wait on God, we can avoid repeating the past and steer towards a better future.
In part 3, Dr. Kim Kimberling expresses his vision to create a legacy of thriving marriages in the Christian community. His lessons offer guidance on removing the option of divorce and fostering lasting relationships. By persevering and overcoming challenges together, couples can forge unbreakable bonds.
Dr. Kim believes and continually witnesses that God’s grace can transform seemingly hopeless marriages. He shares how his lessons from God have helped him in his marital trials and hopes that his Awesome Marriage ministry will continue long after he’s gone. Dr. Kim is convinced that a world full of healthy marriages can change the world, one relationship at a time.
Lesson from LEGACY: Do not try to be someone’s Holy Spirit—God is the one who changes and molds people. He will guide you on when to step back or when he wants you to step in.
Scripture to reflect on:
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
- 1 John 4:7
Closing prayer for Dr. Kim’s story:
Dear Lord, teach me to trust Your plan for my life. Please show me how to let go of my fears and uncertainties so that I take each step in faith. Please guide me on my path and help me overcome my imperfect understanding. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
We’d love to hear how this story impacted you or related to your testimony. Please share in the comments below!
Thanks for reading Relentless Hope! Subscribe for free to receive new posts.