Here is a horrifying truth: A great number of women are satisfied with having an ungodly husband until something causes them to start thinking about the results.
Having children causes us to think more carefully. We suddenly can see that marrying an unsaved man was a wrong decision. What we do not see is the reason it is wrong.
It is not wrong because a child might suffer.
It is wrong because God said not to do it. The suffering follows the disobedience.
Breaking the marriage vow also is wrong. Breaking the marriage vow also results in suffering that the wife cannot foresee. Breaking the marriage vow also is wrong only because God said not to do it.
The suffering COMES from being wrong; the suffering does not MAKE it wrong.
It is wrong only because it is wrong. Then immediately comes the suffering.
You can choose to suffer for doing wrong or for doing right.
There is glory, though, in suffering for the right.
What good is it to suffer for doing wrong?
God has shown you what is good. What does He require of you? It is this:
- All of the things you do must be done justly and righteously. Ask God to help you do right in your every big and little thing, like submission, prayer, housework, eating habits, etc.
- All of your relationships must be based upon love and mercy. Ask God to help you to show loving mercy to every individual around you, including and especially your husband.
- Relate to God out of a core attitude of humility. All of everyone’s problems are at least partly the fault of self. Only God is good.
One more thing I need to mention is trust. Trust God, Dear Friend, not your husband!
That is the way out of the misery.
Is your God big enough to cause good things to happen in spite of a mere man?
If not, then you need the Lord of Hosts, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Father of Heavenly Lights.
You can trust Him. He is big enough to cause good things to happen in any life.
Trust Him. Call upon His Name, the Name above all names, Jesus.
Ask Him to give you the trust with which to trust Him, and He will do it.
Please do not be one of those Christians who misses all the benefits, all the joy, all the peace. He longs to show Himself strong on your behalf. Trust Him.
Be like Peter, who stepped out of his wobbly, sloshing boat and walked on the water, straight into the arms of Jesus.
You will not be sorry.
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