“Marriage should be honored by all” (Hebrews 13:4).
With God there is always hope. There is hope for you to change and hope for your partner to change. This means it is almost never too late for a marriage to survive.
With God, forgiveness becomes a possibility. If you are hurt, you may not feel capable of forgiving. But Jesus has the power to help you forgive and start over.
God can help you make changes that are hard to make. If alcohol causes problems in your marriage, find a recovery program to help you. If living with in-laws causes problems in your marriage, determine to get your own place.
God can give you the ability to love someone, even if you feel nothing for them. True love is not a feeling, it is a determination of how to act and how to live. Love is the accurate estimate and adequate supply of someone else’s need. Do not trust your feelings—trust God’s ability to supply what you lack.
As you follow God’s will as expressed in the Bible, you open yourself up to blessing. If your husband is not all that you need or want him to be, Jesus will draw even closer to you.
Do you sometimes feel like you want to walk out? Try to stay. Determine to trust God to give you even more than what you hoped for.
Kimberly Snider is a missionary to the Philippines.
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