You know the saying, ‘Opposites attract?’ Walt and I are extreme opposites. I think the older we get the more evident it becomes. We love each other VERY much, and over the years we’ve learned to appreciate the differences and realize that together, we are a formidable force. But sometimes, it’s just hard. If I’m weak in an area, he’s strong and when he’s weak, I’m strong. Oh those first years when you fight to keep the tenuous hold on who you were alone, to becoming what you will be together.
Yielding is a big key in marriage. The bible talked about wives submitting to their husbands. It’s a verse I’ve stumbled over so many times, but it’s there none-the-less. I would not be who I am today if I hadn’t learned that yielding was not a dirty word. Walt is to our marriage, as Christ is to the church. He loves me unconditionally, wants to take care of me, I just have to trust him, honor and respect him, and submit to him.
Psalm 37:5 tells us, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass.” We may not know or understand the plan, but we know that it’s for good. God has great plans and purposes for us if we will simply submit to Him. We must understand that the struggles we have in life are designed to take us somewhere. Life’s not always grand, but if you’ll press through the struggle and give God the praise, it will be.
David would not have been king without Goliath. Moses wouldn’t have rescued Israel without Pharaoh. Jesus wouldn’t have been crucified without Judas. God has a plan for us. It’s ok to not understand, thats what trust in a loving God is all about. Just know this, while He has your hand and he is leading you down an unfamiliar path that appears a struggle to walk on, what happens on the journey will prepare you for your destination. John 14:3, “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”
It’s so sweet to trust in You, Lord. You always have my best interest at heart. You lead and direct my steps and show me the way to go. I will trust you when it rains and when the sun shines. I will trust you in the good and the bad. I will trust that Your plans are better and lead to greatness. I will trust in You for this day and for always. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.