Facing the Giants in Your Marriage
Let me ask you a question...
As I give you each step of their story, you will find a "wound". These wounds can cause deep scarring and baggage that is carried over into the marriage.
Let's take a moment to peer into this couple's story and see what wounds they have experienced:
Those old feelings of regret, self-doubt and insecurities began creeping up into her mind. She blamed herself for this baby’s death, and felt the weight of the other one as well.
Jack began drinking heavily and was disengaged to her and the marriage. Jill felt all alone and began resenting Jack’s distance.
And even then, as we’ve seen in Orlando and Dallas and Baton Rouge, man’s plans and training can fail to an extent; they don’t cover the unexpected. It’s only when we have our hearts and minds focused on the right thing, that our plans succeed.
Isaiah 32:8 says, “But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands.”
This couple had nothing to bind them together…no firm foundation for their marriage to stand on and the enemy had blinded them to God’s grace and love.
The giants in their lives had overtaken them and they were without a plan to defeat their enemy.
“Just so happens” family and friends had been praying for them. They decided to go to an LE marriage conference. There they heard that it wasn’t hopeless, that God is still a God who fixes what is broken; that HE is the answer to their deepest needs. Little by little He began putting the pieces back together.
Don't give up, loved ones. Turn your lives over to the Lord, and that baggage will no longer be a giant in your marriage. He will!