It’s Uncomfortable Here

     The other day I was thinking about why so many marriages do not last and I began to think about comfort. Sometimes in marriages we feel stuck, trapped, tied down or confined. I am speaking about the situations and habits of our spouses that irritate us. These feelings can lead to a natural response of attempting to escape. Next, thoughts of divorce and/or separation can creep into our minds and take root in our hearts. When these thoughts arise, I want to encourage you to seek the good in your marriage. Please understand that the enemy wants your marriage to fail. He is not cheering for you and will even go to great lengths to strategically place people, friends or family in your path to confirm those negative thoughts. Stay focused on why you married your spouse in the first place. Rely on the good memories to help you through the difficult times and seek comfort in them. Pray and ask God for comfort and the words to address the uncomfortable situations with your partner. Use these times of reflection and communication to grow closer to Jesus and your spouse. Remember Jesus said, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you,” John 14:18. I want you to stay encouraged, uplifted and be open to the gifts the uncomfortable situations can bring to your marriage, gifts of patience, love and understanding.

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