Today we are going to study turning to God with all of our hearts.
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Turning to God
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV)
When we go through a crisis in our marriage, we realize how uncertain life can be. Maybe you had dreams about the way your life was to go. Maybe your finding out for the first time that life is a very difficult path. Wherever you are right now, one thing is very certain. We need God. We cannot go through these trials without God. When we try to do it our own way, we end up hopeless.
Jesus came to give us hope.
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Psalm 147:3 (NKJV)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Today’s bible study is a day to meditate on the verse. The way that we can meditate on this particular verse is to first read it a few times. Next, take a turn to each describe how this verse speaks to your heart. Either husband or wife can go first. Today’s verse is such an intimate verse. When we hear this verse, we usually think of something immediately. We think of that wound deep inside of us that seems unable to ever be mended. We usually feel so much pain in this wound. There may be many years of suffering. It might seem like it’s been there forever.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NKJV)
I invite you to meditate on this verse if you have a moment today. Specifically, ask your husband if he can meditate with you. Pray with him for the both of you and pray over your marriage.
Pray that you can resist the devil’s temptations to be unforgiving, bitter, and angry at your husband. Pray for your husband that he can resist the stronghold lust has on him. Pray that God will start restoring your marriage today.
Pray together that you can submit to God. Submit to His plan for your marriage and your life. Place your trust in Him and have the courage to follow Him each step. Look hopefully and expectantly for the blessings that He has in store for you.