Every Christian Marriage Should Have At Least One Fan!

September 22, 2011

What do we do when our Christian marriage seems to be more of a burden than a blessing?  When our marriages seem to only be fulfilling the “or” parts of the vows we have taken ( for better or for worst…)  You know, the times we would rather be anywhere but in the same house with our spouse. What do we do when we are exhausted from the routine of daily life and find ourselves wondering why we got married at all?  What can we do when staying true to our vows is a lot harder than just saying them?

In marriage, questions arise in the mind of every married person, can we learn anything to begin answering these questions from the Bible.  Let’s read a few verses!

“And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

2And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.

3So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.

4Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

5And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.

6And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6

And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.” 2 Samuel 5:10

In text above, David  and his troop were not having problems in a marriage, but they were overwhelmed and tired.  They were tempted to give up and wallow in their depression.  They were off doing the will of the Lord when their village was attacked.  They could have easily said, “Lord how could you let this happen to us, we are your obedient children.”  However, David being the leader and a mighty man of God, encouraged himself in the Lord.

So what does that have to do with us and our trials and tribulations?  We must learn that regardless of the things we are facing, God loves us. Once we know that God loves us, we must encourage ourselves  by quoting scripture such as Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

If we continue to encourage ourselves in the Lord by praying, reading the bible, and speaking scriptures over us and our marriage, we too will go on and grow great and the Lord God of host will be with us.

Challenge:  Any point today when you are feeling overwhelmed, take a moment  and encourage yourself.  Remember that no matter what you are facing the Lord is with you.  Try it! Simply say “and (put your name) went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of host was with him/her.” 2 Samuel 5:10

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