Are you believing the best about your spouse? Recently, Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “You’re seeing all the things that your husband’s not doing, but are you aware of everything that he is doing?” And I really believe that this frame of thinking is what takes us from resenting or being frustrated with our spouses, to being thankful for who they are and what they are doing.
I’m in a crazy season of life. I have a newborn baby who’s eight weeks old, and my house is crazy and my husband and I aren’t sleeping. And it’s very easy to let my thoughts try to tell me who my husband is instead of remembering what God says about him. So I want to ask you, are you believing the best about your spouse? Instead of nitpicking and criticizing the ways that they do the dishes, or the way that they didn’t help you with whatever thing it was, are you aware? Are you asking God to show you and remind you what makes your spouse unique and how you can actually love and serve them?
I just want pray for you. I want to pray for your marriage. God, we ask for your Holy Spirit to fall on this couple and on their home. We ask that the thoughts that are planted by the enemy, the seeds that are planted don’t take root, but that they’re replaced, they’re wiped away, and they’re replaced with your love and your presence. And I just bless whoever is listening to this. I bless their mind to be aligned with Christ and their hearts to be filled with love again for their spouse. Whether there’s a frustration or it’s an ongoing issue, that they are just reminded of what brought them there in the first place, and that the goodness of God is what leads them. Amen.