Shipwrecked on the shores of the divorce courts or Jesus in your marriage “boat”?

16
Jun

Jesus is still in the business of calming storms. We just have to let Him into our marriage “boats”.

Marriage storms will come, the Bible actually warns us in 1 Corinthians 7:28 NIV “But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.” The word used is “will” so marriage storms are certain.

I sometimes tease that the Apostle Paul was definitely on the money with this verse, because marriage can be hard and difficult at times.
A friend of mine recently replied and I quote ” He wasn’t married. He didn’t know the many many rewards that come too.”
And rightly so! There are many many rewards and blessings that come with marriage.

God wants us to get married that’s why He said ” It is not good for man to be alone” in Genesis 2:18 NIV

The Apostle Paul is just saying it’s ok not to get married, if you so choose.

So marriage storms will come, we’ve established that much. They may come because:

1. of our own disobedience to His Word;
2. God is training us for His purposes;
3. God is testing us to see what more He can entrust us with.

Storms will lash and beat at your marriage “boat”. Raging waves will send water rushing into your “boat”. They will threaten to sink your “boat” or shipwreck it completely on the shores of the divorce courts.

BUT

If you cry out to Jesus and let Him into your marriage “boat”, He will surely calm the storms and see You safely back to shore so you can sail again. His is all powerful! He can bring order, He can bring comfort, He can bring restoration, He can bring the life and beauty back into your marriage after every storm.

He demonstrated it so beautifully and powerfully in this passage of scripture;

Matthew 8:23-27NIV
[23] Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
[24] Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
[25] The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” [26] He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. [27] The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

So during your marriage storms, don’t drift away from Him,

1. Move closer to Him through prayer;
2. Hold onto His promises by staying in His Word;
3. Listen carefully for His guidance through the “noise” of the storm;
4. Trust and follow His guidance for navigating through your storm;

Learn the lessons from it, so you can grow, because storms are never in vain.

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