Christian Marriage: Walking By Faith

June 4, 2012

When we face new challenges in our Christian marriage we may find ourselves wondering, where is God? I know I have pondered this question in the past. However, if we continue to walk with the Lord, He has a way of developing you so much spiritually that you feel like a new person in Christ. Have you ever gone through something that left you completely depending on God? This is the place where you have two choices either trust God or allow your heart to become hardened toward Him.

If you were like me your life was fairly simplistic before you got married. The challenges you faced were minimum, nothing you did not feel you could not handle on your own. Anyone who does not believe that the devil is real should try having a Christian marriage! If you have a semi good relationship the enemy will not be able to cause issues between the two of you, however problems will arise that test the strength of your marriage. The enemy does not waste any time, this is why so many marriages end in divorce within the first 5 years of marriage. The challenges we face may zap a lot of strength from us, things such as a death of a loved one, financial problems, or health issues are all very real things that have nothing to do with the union of our marriage at all. Yes, each one the above challenges listed effect our marriage but are not a result of our marriage.

The challenges we face are so real that it often distracts us from the truth. The truth is we have all made a vow to the Lord and each other that we would be together forever. In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, until death do we part. But the enemy comes along and constrews our thinking just like he did to Eve in the Garden of Eden. We allow all of these outside forces to affect the quality of our marriage and ultimately end our marriage. Instead of getting a divorce our mindset should be in such a way that we see our trials as an opportunity to strengthen our marriage.

At some point you have to take a stand and say, “Everything else may crumble and fall apart, but Devil, you can not have my marriage!” If you make up in your mind that you will keep the covenant you made to God and your spouse, the Lord will bless you. It may be hard and your spouse may be unwilling but if YOU seek God’s word and pray, God will work it out for your good. In Romans 8:28 we are reminded of God’s faithfulness ” And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

Life has a way of either pulling you closer to God or further away from Him. If you decide to trust God with your marriage and with every challenge that comes your way you will have more peace and a more fulfilling life. I can hardly explain the joy and peace I have now that I have decided that God is in control of my life. There isn’t anything that can come against you except that God allow it. When you realize this you understand that ” If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.”

Challenge: Let go and let God. It is much easier to trust God to handle your situation rather than to become frustrated by the issues that you face. Honestly, there is no peace like knowing God will take care of you. When you find yourself becoming frustrated by the issues you face simply remind yourself of this scripture. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 You may also find it helpful to listen to this song by Wilmington Chester Mass Choir ” It’s Not Over: God Is In Control”




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