Do you ever wonder if the better years of marriage have passed you by? If your responsibilities and the baggage of what you’ve been through have made it impossible to see your husband with fresh eyes?
We’ve all been there. We often hear that God has called us to be faithful. (And He has.) We might even get pats on the back for maintaining a long, committed, lukewarm kind of marriage.
But God has something better for us than just getting by.
What did God intend for covenant relationships? In the Bible we see how God related to His people Israel and how Jesus walked with His disciples. God wasn’t looking to create robotic, committed followers but trusting and loving friends. It’s clear that commitment is not the end result but the means to deep connection. For God, it was always about love.
God imbues everything He does with love (Proverbs 3:3). He is Love itself and generously offers it to us, so that we can love well too. He is a good Father, who gives us good gifts (Matthew 7:11).
Maybe it doesn’t seem like it today, but your marriage is one of those good gifts. And the God who made love always has a way for you to get back to loving relationship when it sours or goes dry.
What do we do when we find ourselves in that committed but stuck kind of place? We go to the Giver of good gifts. It’s never too much to ask Him to renew our sense of wonder and joy in our marriage. He has done far more impossible things.