Storm of life is real in married life. There is no successful marriage without a story of overcoming challenges. The main issue is how to overcome these challenges of life. This article tells how to deal with these storms of life in marital life.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee – Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it – 1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world – John 16:33 (KJV)
Every marriage has its peculiar storm of life. It may be obvious or hidden to the public, yet it is a torment to the victims of it. It may be infertility or financial hardship, disabled or sickly children or spouse, infidelity, extended family disputes, immaturity or irresponsibility, etc. Whatever is the case, there is a solution to it. Surely, you can overcome that challenge in your marriage!
How to overcome the storms of life in your married life
1. Acknowledge that challenges of life are real in marital life
Your knowledge of this truth will prepare you mentally, spiritually and even bodily. It will determine your thoughts, words and actions. Denying the possibility of these challenges is to prepare for a possible total breakdown in your marriage.
2. Fortify yourselves with the word of God
The scriptures within you will build a hedge of protection around you and your marriage, preventing some attacks from the enemy. Also, the word of the Lord will fortify you wholly, preparing you against any knock out from the storms of life. Remember, if you faint in the days of adversity in your married life, it means your strength is small.
3. Acknowledge that that storm of life is common to man
This is a vital step to overcome marital life challenges. What is common had been defeated many times and will continue to be defeated. Your case will not be different. But when you see it as being peculiar only to you, then you will make a mountain out of an ant hill of a challenge. On the other hand, seeing it as being common energizes you to overcome like others before you.
4. Blame no one
Looking for whom to blame will not solve that issue; instead it will further compound it. The attitude of blaming you or your spouse gives birth to anger, hatred, depression, un-forgiveness, untrained children etc., and eventually separation or divorce. No matter how much your flesh desires to blame someone for the storm of life, don’t give in to it.
5. Meditate consistently on scriptures related to the challenge
Meditation keeps the word of God before you and equips you with the weapon of warfare with which to fight every doubt or fear. Consistent meditation keeps you permanently above that storm till it ceases
6. Declare the scriptures to one another and pray them
Faith comes by hearing the word of God. So, the more both of you hear it the more your faith is built up and your individual strength is renewed. When one is growing weak and desires to give up, the other will uphold him. Also pray the scriptures because God only listens for His word. We are to put Him in remembrance of His word when we pray.
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