A friend was struggling because her husband was done having children and she wasn’t. How could she respect him when he was being so selfish? I encouraged her to cry out to Jesus, to trust He was big enough to lead her husband. “So,” she asked me, “are you saying I am not trusting God?” Well, Yes, I guess I was.
God is not our puppet on a string, yet He is very much in control and wants us to experience His peace that goes beyond all understanding. Relationships will always fail us. Isn’t that great news? Still God has made us to be in relationship, so how do we navigate the ups and downs? Simply by clinging first to Jesus, before any person, only there can we find stability. “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.”
There is no formula, only desperation. It isn’t easy, yet it is so simple. Spend time. Discuss everything with the Creator and Lover of your soul. Hunger for God’s words; not by just reading, but by devouring His Word. Think about what He has shown you and made real to you. Ponder His desire for your life, your year, your day, and your moment. As we are all well aware, love is a verb. With Feb. 14th just around the corner, let’s commit to action! "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." Mark 12:30 After all, this is the greatest commandment.