Having a healthy and happy marriage takes work. It takes two people, you and your husband, working together every day to make it work. The longer I am married, the more I feel I am getting a really good handle on this marriage thing. I know myself and my husband pretty well and trust that we are both committed to making our marriage a success. Yet despite how well we may know our husbands and ourselves, trusting in ourselves to make our marriages a success is not enough. We have to trust God more. It may not always be easy but there are three reasons why you need to trust God with your marriage.
1) Trust God With Your Marriage Because We Are Only Human
As much as we may strive for perfection at times, we are all far from perfect. We all have limits and we all make mistakes. We are going to do things, both intentionally and unintentionally, that may hurt our spouses. In big ways and in little ways, and those things may slowly chip away at the strength of our marriages. Yet knowing that God is love and committing to trusting God with our marriages allows us to get through and overcome such things.
To have the kind of love we need to have for our husbands, for them to overlook our faults and for them to overlook ours, we have to keep love and God at the center.
2) Trust God With Your Marriage Because We Can’t Control Anyone But Ourselves
Regardless of how much influence we have over our husbands and in our marriages, we do not have control. We can only control our own actions and ourselves. So committing our ways and trusting God with all the things outside of our control is important.
We have to trust and know that God wants nothing but the best for both you and your marriage. So by trusting Him with your marriage, you are opening up the door for Him to do only what He can do through you, your husband, and your marriage.
3) Trust God With Your Marriage Because God Loved You and Your Husband First
As much as I love my husband and have loved him for the last 15 years, I was not the first person to love him. Even before his parents knew and loved him, God knew him and loved him first.
Knowing that God loved both your husband and you first, and now that you two are one; why wouldn’t He want anything but the best for your marriage? Why wouldn’t He cover and keep your marriage in a way that only He can? Why wouldn’t He care for and grow the marriage in which you care for and nurture?
Although it may not always be easy, trusting God with your marriage is one of the best decisions you could ever make for your marriage. Wanting the best for our marriages means although we are only human and will make mistakes, trusting the One who knew us and loved us first is key.
I’d love to hear about a way you have learned to trust God with your marriage
or in your life in the comments!