One thing I know about marriage is this: while the journey leads you through the most breathtaking experience of your life, the road is paved with many obstacles.
There are things in this world designed to tear us apart, and there always will be as long as Satan is roaming this earth. But those who face the obstacles together and handle each hurdle in faith are the ones that reap the benefits that obedience brings.
God doesn’t give up on you. Don’t give up on your marriage.
Sacrificial love shows us that it’s better to do right than it is to be right.
We stepped into our marriage with the commitment to love, honor and cherish each other until death. I was ready and willing to lay down my life for this man at the drop of a hat. But as the years went by and the hats started dropping I realized that agape love was more of a challenge than I ever dreamed it would be. When push came to shove, I found myself standing against enemy lines in a battle against the flesh, and I was losing the war.
The Bible reminds us that we all must stand guard lest we be tempted and fall.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: – 1 Peter 5:8, (KJV)
Satan is subtle, he’s wise, and he’s wicked. He seeks to destroy marriage because he knows that the marriage covenant is a reflection of Jesus Christ and the church.
If we want to stand strong in the faith, we have to start by planting our feet firmly in Christ. Get into the Word, get into prayer, and most importantly get into a right relationship with the Father.
When God is for us, nothing can stand against us. The victory is His. Hallelujah!
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. – Galatians 6:9
This article is an excerpt from Messy: Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht. Used with permission from Nelson Books © 2014.
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