3 Truths for When Marriage is Hard

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Hope for the Hurting Wife

So many things have changed since that day. Some days I feel like my life is never really going to look the same, ever again. And if that’s where I focus, my story seems quite hopeless. So I choose to intentionally lift my eyes and remember that my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121)

That October morning dawned full of sunshine and full of hope. I looked out the window at the crisp, clear morning. It was less than ten minutes later, though, when the knock on the door changed everything.

My marriage of 14 years crumbled in front of my eyes. The unexpected truth came out and my life fell apart in that moment.

The truth is that marriage is hard sometimes. It's hard to stay hopeful in the struggle. Here are 3 truths for when marriage is hard.

 

 

I had to find a way to keep going, even though my marriage hit rock bottom. I had to find a way to sort through the mess and see the truth.

The truths that I’m sharing today were the truths that I fell back on when this mess started.

The opening lines of Isaiah 43 offered such hope for me.

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior….
Isaiah 43:1b-3a 

The waters were deep, the river was wide, the fire was intense, just as they are for anyone who deals with a traumatic incident.

But God.

His promises in Isaiah brought comfort. He knew the path we had to travel and He did not let go of us.

Today I’m sharing 3 Truths For When Marriage Is Hard. 

Join me over at Lori’s blog for the rest of this post. I love her heart for ministry to women. She has a powerful testimony and a strong desire to see women come to understand their identity in Christ. You will be very encouraged as you take a look around her site!

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3 Truths for When Marriage is Hard

What truths do you cling to in your life, in your marriage? Please feel free to share them in the comments here or over at Lori’s blog.

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  1. These three things are great reminders for all of life. Until the last several years, #2 was a hard area. I “knew” it in my head but it hadn’t quite “dropped” to my heart. Thank you for sharing such a tender moment in your marriage!

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  2. Isaiah 43 has also comforted and strengthened me in many difficult moments in my life.

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  3. Rebekah … thanks for the reminder that God gives us freedom to make choices that are wise, strong, and honoring to Him.
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  4. Beautiful truths to cling to and remember no matter the season we’re in. Thank you, Rebekah, for the encouragement that we are His! Love that Scripture!
    Crystal Storms recently posted…Why You Should Hold Onto Hope – #HeartEncouragementMy Profile

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