03 Mar Sitting in darkness: God’s got this
It’s a good job that there is a divine God. Because every situation is so messy when there is sin. But God has a plan. This knowledge drives home that I can do nothing.
Marriage is a life long covenant and commitment. We can’t separate. And when we do, God brings us back. I’ve broken my vows for so long. But I praise God for changing my heart. I pray that my wive’s heart is kept and that sin is not added to sin. John Piper is so helpful in this.
If God can change my heart, than he can change my wive’s heart. If he can work those miracles, than he can certainly heal our marriage.
Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.Micah 7:8
The highest challenge of all: 1 Corinthians 13
I was challenged by my counsellor to look in the mirror of God’s word and see our shortcomings:
I am patient, I am kind. I don’t envy, boast, or am proud. I do not dishonor others, nor am self-seeking, I am not easily angered, I don’t keep a record of wrongs. I do not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. I always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. My love never fails.
My wife is patient and kind. She doesn’t envy, boast, or is proud. She does not dishonor others, or is self-seeking, She is not easily angered, She doesn’t keep a record of wrongs. She does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. She always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Her love never fails.
Wouldn’t it be perfect if our marriage had that? All I want is that. As we both come to God as sinners, we both desperately need him. This love for each other is only possible because we have Christ’s love. God, I pray that you restore and revive our love for each other. I’ve failed so much, but God is so powerful.
Such an encouraging week for me, met with a dear brother last night. 5 hours later, we’re praying fervently for my marriage. Overwhelmed by God’s goodness to me. Iron sharpens iron.