September 9th

Resolved: Fighting the Good Fight

Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear, but your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear...they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Isaiah 59:1-2,8

Have you ever been there? You know, you, or maybe someone leading you, are going someplace you've never been before and the conversation goes something like:

Just stop and ask for directions!

No, I know where I am. We'll find our road just around the next bend, I'm sure.

Finally, by the time you both agree that you are hopelessly lost, you are both deeply irritated.

All of us have been in this scenario at some point in our lives, though maybe not with another person. We have all been there because we have all done this to God.

No, I'm going to go my own way; it's better, really! Right. How did that work out for you?

The truth is that going our own way never brings a good result. It is a crooked way that robs us of peace. And this is especially true in marriage.

If you have ever tried to do marriage your own way, then you are failing 100 percent of the time because marriage only works when two people lay down their lives for the benefit of their spouse.

Are you seeking your own way in your marriage, or are you seeking God's way? Are you walking a straight way, or a crooked way? Are you on a way of peace, or a way of conflict?

Whichever way you are on today, I'm sure you know. You know by how peaceful your household is and how much you have conflict. All of us will have conflict in our marriages, but it should not be every day.

The good news is that, no matter how much conflict you have in your marriage, there is hope, because God's arm is never too short to save. All it takes is for us to repent, changing our mind about the way we're going to do things, and choosing to do things His way instead of a crooked way.

Prayer Lord God,

I admit that You have the best plan for marriages, and I need help. Please reach out and save my marriage from the crooked path it's on and put it on Your path of peace!


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