I would strain to turn the massive flywheel over the first time, but once the magnets caught, the pistons popped and the flywheel gained momentum, it almost took an act of God to kill the thing! As Isaiah notes, he “gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah ). Especially in marriage, since God thought that one up in the first place.Still, how do we find the grace to run the race of relationship and not trip along the way? Its opening verses recall the stumbling and sinfulness of God’s people.
PRAY Ask God to help you forgive each other for failing to be as understanding as you should about the heartaches of the past.
Husband, pray too that God would enable you to love your wife with the kind of love that casts out all fear.
The most threatening folk, he wrote in , are those who don’t believe in a power beyond themselves.
When people stop praying and assume an attitude of belligerent self-sufficiency, said Peck, they shrink the world to their perspective and seek to control it according to their whims. Marriages that go the distance are inevitably built on trust—in God and in each other. • Who around us has gone through rough places and survived? How might we gain new insights from their experiences?
But it’s not us that did it; it’s the grace of God.” —Wayne Brouwer Let’s Talk • What do we depend on God for in our relationship?
If you are like most dating couples, you are looking for more than just a companion – you want a soul mate!
Instead, the Scriptures indicate that she had a humble, impoverished upbringing.
Rather than having the milky complexion of a highborn maiden, her skin was dark and weathered from physical, outside work (as seen in today's verse).
I also insist that they go through significant prenuptial counseling.