“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies” Song of Solomon 6:3, KJV.
We had reached a point in our marriage when things became very difficult. There was no romance, we were struggling financially, both exhausted from physical demands, and we were always arguing about little things. To say I was dissatisfied is an understatement. The enemy would whisper in my ear, “He doesn’t care for you. He doesn’t know what he has. You would be happier with someone else.”
The truth is, I didn’t want someone else. I wanted my husband. I wanted him to love me and make me feel like I was the best thing that ever happened to him. The cry of most married women is not to be loved by someone else. Their cry is to feel loved and cherished by the one they’ve got. I didn’t know how to help my husband understand this, but God.
It’s amazing how God knows our unspoken prayers, and He hears the cries and longings of our hearts. He is fully aware of our needs, and although it took some years, He helped my husband to see and understand.
Maybe you’re at your wits end with a husband who seems to not understand anything you’re saying, but my sister, who gives understanding to our hearts? Who turns on the light in our minds and helps us to finally “get it”? God does. I know how frustrating it can be, but sister, you have to believe that God knows what you have need of, and He will touch your husband’s heart. Until he gets it, love him, and keep on receiving God’s overwhelming love. Let Him fill your cup until it overflows. You don’t have to go outside of your marriage to receive what God created your husband to provide. Be patient and trust God. He can turn your marriage into something you’ve long dreamed of.
Prayer: Father, I thank you for loving me. When my husband doesn’t seem to care, you reveal to me the truth. I receive your truth and refuse to believe the enemy’s lies. I choose to stay faithful to my vows, and I ask that you be my strength. Help me draw from you everything I need. I don’t want another man; I want the one I have. Help him see, God. Help us both understand how to love each other in a way that fills up our love tanks until it’s overflowing. Touch my marriage Lord and make it all you designed it to be. In Jesus name, Amen.
Challenge: Read “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman and learn eachother’s love language.
*This devotional has no intent, whatsoever, to encourage any woman to stay in a marriage where there is abuse and/or adultery.