I was thinking the other day about my relationship with my husband and how different it would be if my focus wasn’t on the Lord. It really isn’t surprising the number of divorces there are – when the focus is on ourselves.
My husband and I have been going through a very difficult time financially (even though he is working full-time and I am working part-time) due to his career choice and where he is in the “pecking order.” He has to find a new job every year. Exhausting it is! And the unknown of where we will end up is very stressful! Especially the last three years when it has been literally “down to the wire.”
How easy it would be to blame my husband for our struggles! If we didn’t look to the Lord and know that our lives are in His hands our lives would be COMPLETELY different! Thinking about this was a very eye-opening moment for me! And I was SO VERY THANKFUL that we are not at each other’s throats about this (although the stress does get to us sometimes).
I am very sad to share that I have been married, and divorced, prior to being saved. There were MANY things different about me back then, as well as many of my views of many different things. In my marriage now – divorce simply is not an option. Period. But it is even more than that because we don’t simply want to live together as two separate people ~ we want to be joined as the Lord originally planned. So we work at it regularly. And most importantly, we keep our eyes on the Lord.
Life is hard, marriage is hard. I have done both without the Lord. I have done both with the Lord. Let me tell you ~ WITH THE LORD is SO MUCH BETTER!
Are you struggling in your marriage? If so, look to the Lord and KNOW He is there to help – if you’ll just lean on Him and look to Him.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!