It’s Thanksgiving up here in Canada, so I got to thinking that it would be a great day to pause and give thanks for our marriages. Of course we should always give thanks, but as a part of this 31-day challenge, I thought it would be nice to dedicate one day for nothing but thanks.
A few months ago a friend approached me for some encouragement. Her closest friend was battling cancer. This girl (my friend) was well familiar with cancer since she lost her mom to it at a young age and later lost her father to cancer as well. She was angry discouraged and looking for hope.
One thing that went through my mind that day is this. The reason we get angry, discouraged, or lose hope, is because we can’t see God’s purpose. Trials feel pointless yet painful.
Faith in God doesn’t just mean that we simply believe in who He is and who He was, it means that we will trust His wisdom in lieu of our own.
God is righteous and loving and full of grace. We see life on the surface, but there’s so much more going on behind the scenes that we’ll never even begin to understand.
We can’t comprehend it. Most of us can’t even figure out how a telephone works, yet we expect to understand the way that Our God is orchestrating this planet. Every single detail is held in the palm of His hand.
We are told in scripture that all things work out together for good to them who are in Christ Jesus. But good to us can be far different than what God sees as best for us.
Life here on earth is moving so fast. It’s over before we even know it because it’s merely one breath in a billion.
Satan is well aware of your achilles heel, and he’s going to bite you where it hurts the most. His desire is to make you lose faith in God, to bring down your marriage, to make you bitter, and to keep you there.
You can experience a lot of hurt in an unhappy marriage. Even happy marriages experience hurt now and then. This is why it’s so important to develop a relationship with God so that when we do experience pain we have Him to lean on.
I want to encourage you today to give thanks for your marriage, regardless of the condition it’s in. The Bible tells us to give thanks in all circumstances. That includes giving thanks during our most discouraging moments as well as the good.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
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You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife
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