Meaningful, Messy Marriage
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(Learning to Let God Lead….. One Day at a Time)
-A Woman Redeemed
Prior to Christmas, God lead me to begin a segment on forgiveness in marriage.  It is no surprise that God placed this topic on my heart considering the road Garrick and I have traveled in the past few years.  Forgiveness is an essential part of a healthy, functioning marriage and is also a commandment as a follower of Christ.  

Anyone who professes to be a Christian is very much aware of God's call to forgive others; even our enemies, even those that are not sorry.  This can be extremely challenging and often times; may feel impossible!  I know, as I have been there.  

One of the things that God has taught me about forgiveness is it is often a process.  You may choose in your mind that you want and will forgive someone, but it may take some time for your heart to catch up with your head.  That is why you cannot be lead by your heart, you must lead your heart.  

The first week we talked about forgiveness; I addressed what Garrick and I believe is step one; which is recognizing that you are a new creation in Christ, therefore, it is very possible to forgive, even when you feel you can't.  

We studied 2 Corinthians 5:17.... Therefore you are a new creation in Christ.  

This week we are going to talk about step 2; which is placing your trust in the proper place... which the hands of God, not your spouse.  Once you understand that you are now a new creation in Christ, it is essential that you learn to place your trust in any situation in hands of Christ rather than the hands of your spouse.  

This is one of the ONLY ways that I can continue to push forward, not allowing the fear and worry of Garrick relapsing with his addiction consume me.  The trust in our marriage was badly damaged by the past events, therefore, if my only hope was placing my trust in Garrick, every day would be a struggle.  

When marriage gets to the point that it seem hopeless, it truly may be without the miraculous, restoring power of God being invited in.  This week, we are going to read one of my favorite scriptures in Jeremiah and then discuss as a couple the areas that we struggle with placing our trust in our spouse, rather than God.  

"Cursed is the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength.whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He is like a shrub in the desert and will not see any good to come.  Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord.  He is like a tree planted by water that sends out its roots by the stream and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green." Jeremiah 17:5-8

1. What does this scripture state trusting in man and your flesh will result in ?


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2. What does this scriptures state will result in trusting in the the Lord?


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3. Discuss the things you struggle with placing your trust in your spouse rather than God, in your marriage.


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4. Has placing your trust and faith in your spouse rather than God had positive or negative effects?


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5. Name some ways that as a couple, you can begin to put your faith in trust in God rather than one another?


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Comments

I think it is helpful for married couples. I am not married yet, but this answer sheet can help my parents. I can see that they are having a hard time in their relationship right now. Their married life is on the rocks. I wish everything will be alright.

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