Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009

Luke1:38                                                                                                                    “I am the Lord’s slave,” said Mary. “May it be done to me according to your Word”.

Have you ever wondered about Mary? The bible leaves out some stuff I really want to know. I want to know if she was scared…or did God give her peace while she carried Jesus? I wonder what really went on when she told Joseph about the pregnancy…did they have a "Tiger Woods" moment that wasn’t so pretty?  What about telling her parents…how did she do it?  Where did she get her hope and encouragement from? Was she focusing on the moment or the end?

Okay...I know that she got her hope and encouragement from God.  That's where you and I should get our hope and encouragement from. 

I know that your marriage stinks right now.  I know that you can not see things getting better...repaired...forgiven...forgotten...and healed.  I know that divorce seems like the only answer to happiness...peace...and joy but it's not.  God...HATES divorce  ( Malachi 2:16).  It's not the answer - really it's not.  When you feel frustrated...aggravated...and bitter to your husband STOP!  Take that thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5) and take it to the Lord (Psalm 68:19 ).  I pray daily for you (Proverbs 18:24) , for your husband (Ephesians 5:28),  and the restoration of your marriage (Galatians 6:2).  I've been there - I know the place you are in.  I know you are can he ever forgive me, how do I forgive him, how do I forgive myself, how do we move past this...this is all through the Lord. 

You have to be like Mary - you must to be a slave to the Lord.  Stop worrying and start praying.  I know this is easy for me to say this but I have been where you are.  Where does your strength come from?

Call me today.  I want to pray with you.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Loved the post. Awesome words of encouragement. And I agree divorce seems like the only answer, but you have to look back to the beginning, why did you marry in the first place. If God brought you together then you need to try to work it out. Divorce is never the easy answer it seems to promise.