As I was sewing a bedspread back together that had gotten torn, the Holy Spirit brought something to my mind about our marriages. Many times in marriage we can become torn apart through the storms we go through. We can drift apart due to the struggles we face every day. There will be times when we don’t see eye to eye with our husbands or vice versa. We can began to feel distant from our husbands.
Much like the bedspread I was sewing back together, God can bring us back together through prayer. Prayer is such a powerful tool we can utilize daily for anything, especially for our families. When we begin to feel distant from our husbands, we can talk to them about it if we feel comfortable enough. If you feel like it may cause an argument, then take it to God in prayer. He knows the situation better than we do and He will tell us what we need to do. The Holy Spirit will speak to you and show you what can help the marriage become fulfilling again. God is the master weaver. He will weave you back to closeness through prayer.
Trials and struggles can put a rift between the two of you, if you allow them to. If your husband is a believer, he’ll often know there’s a distant feeling too. Pray for God to help him not to feel bad, but to ask for God’s wisdom. If your husband isn’t a believer, you can still pray he would realize there’s a rift there. In addition to that, pray for his salvation constantly and be a loving example. If we’re working together in our marriages without the help of God, we won’t overcome Satan and his devices. We can’t face the enemy alone. We have to have God as the cord that holds us together and helps us fight Satan. Satan doesn’t want your marriage to succeed.That’s why praying to God daily is so important and praying for your husband is too.
He faces many temptations and challenges daily, just as you do. Our men need our prayers and encouragement. Praying is the best spiritual weapon we have besides knowing the Word of God. When we know the Word of God, we can pray that over our husbands. What power God has given us to live a fulfilled life and have a fulfilled marriage!! It may not be easy to get through those distant times in marriage, but each time you overcome trials you are becoming stronger as husband and wife.
Lord, we thank You for our husbands. Thank You that we have someone to pick us up when we fall down and someone to keep us warm when we are cold. Thank You for Your power. You are the Mighty One who holds us together if we seek Your face. May we never let trials turn us from our husbands or from You. Help us to cry out to You for help and for restoration. Help us to be the wives our husband needs and You desire us to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.