If your marriage is a mess, I have good news for you. Your spouse is not your enemy.
You do have an enemy but it isn't your spouse.
You and your spouse have a common enemy.
Your enemy is after your marriage. (If he can destroy you, your faith, your peace, and your self-esteem in the process, he's okay with that, too.)
Why is this good news?
Because you have a Friend who is greater than your enemy. This Friend designed and created each one of you. He designed and created marriage. Even if it doesn't feel like it right now, He brought you both into this marriage. He has a future and a hope for each of you individually and for the two of you together.
This Friend patterned marriage after His own love relationship between Himself and His people, that is, us. He wooed us, cleaned us up, dressed us in white, and committed Himself to us forever. He has arranged a Marriage Supper in our honor and has it on His calendar.
He wants your marriage, your love for each other, to reflect his love for you.
He is fully invested in defending, restoring and making your marriage better than it ever was.
Okay, your marriage is so not anything like God intended! It's sick, it's dying, it's dead. You're not even sure you want a resurrection. Your spouse is nothing like Jesus Christ and not worthy of your love or respect.
Your spouse has sided with the enemy.
But now it's your
turn to pick for your side and guess who is still available--your Friend, the
biggest, baddest, toughest, all-time best player on the team! Did I say
player? He's the manager! Wait, he's the owner!--wait, He's King of the
Universe! And He's got your back!
Interested in knowing what he's willing to do for you?
Today I am thankful that someone reading this is going to regain hope.