If we enter marriage with divorce as an “option,” we’re already in trouble. Because times will inevitably get difficult, and someone will start looking for a fast way out. The truth is, sadly, divorce happens, and statistics tell us that it’s just as common among Christian marriages as it is in non-Christian homes.
But even when it does occur, it’s never an “easy option.” It strikes a heavy blow to all involved. God’s truth reminds us that this devastation doesn’t have the final say over our lives. He is our Healer, and He gives hope and purpose for the future.
No matter the struggles we might be facing, we can make a determined choice today that, as far as it depends on us, we will not give room to that option. Seek out help and counseling. Do everything you can to save your marriage before looking for a way out.
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell your great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)
As believers, we have the power of the Holy Spirit in us to pray, to believe what is true, and to love our spouse every day. May God help us to walk wisely, praying His Word, living a life of love and faithfulness, and focusing on His words of truth. Know that He is with you always, and He is fighting for your marriage today.
(Please note – For anyone who finds themselves in an abusive relationship, God never intends for us to remain in a potentially dangerous situation. If you find yourself there now, please find help and safety right away. May God’s protection cover you and His Spirit give you great healing and peace.)
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's Facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also on Twitter and at her blog www.debbiemcdaniel.com.
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