(Learning to Let God Lead….. One Day at a Time)
-A Woman Redeemed
One of the biggest issues I continue to struggle with in my marriage is looking for peace, love and security from my spouse before I seek it from God. It a very difficult situation to figure out as we get married desiring that love and security from another human, and as we have learned, that it is the husband's job to provide both of these things. During the massive struggles Garrick and I have had I have often been counseled to seek my love and security from God not my spouse. Though I understood this concept and the need for it, I could not help but think to myself, "then what is the purpose of having a spouse, if I should never expect those things from him?"
God has shown me that it is not that I should not expect it and it is surely not that he should not provide it, but it is more so, that I cannot let my life fall apart around me if he fails at giving me these things because more than likely, he will. I have to trust God's love to carry me through knowing it is constant and will never fail me.
This has been extremely difficult for me as I am one of those mushy romantics at heart and greatly desire my spouse to provide me with that strong security. I have found myself in the depths of despair when I have lacked this in our marriage, however, God has used this for some good as He always promises..... He has taught me that I cannot make my husband's love me for an idol over God's love for me. It has drawn me closer to His love and has taught me that no matter how I feel in the moment.... God's love and protection will always carry me through.
This week.... read this scripture and answer these questions.......
"The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you, do not be afraid and do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
1. What does it mean that the Lord himself, has gone BEFORE you?
2. This scripture states that God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Spend time meditating and discussing the precious meaning of the word NEVER in this scripture. How can this bring peace and comfort to your life and marriage?
3. This scripture also tell us to not be afraid or discouraged. How can we allow these words to penetrate our hearts and live by them even in the midst of painful or frightening situations?
Learning to put your trust and faith in God rather than your spouse can be very challenging!! After all, our spouse we can see, touch and feel. Trusting God takes complete faith and faith sometimes has to be pushed to grow!!!
Peace and Blessings