Trusting God For A Husband
– by Bernadette Chiponda
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
When praying for a spouse, your prayer must be driven by faith and not by fear of being alone. When we stand in faith the Scriptures tell us that we have everything that we desire. The fear of being alone only leads to desperation and compromise. Fear can land you in bad relationships; in the arms of men who don’t respect you; in the arms of time wasters who want to take advantage of you. Fear can drive women into adulterous affairs, and into abusive relationships. Are you holding onto someone who is not good for you? Are you settling for a raw deal or afraid of letting go because you don’t want to be lonely? My encouragement: If it’s not working, don’t be afraid to let it go. Stop clinging to ungodly unions.
Allow yourself to fall into the arms of a loving Father. You may love your boyfriend, and possibly can’t take another heartbreak or failed relationship – however a heartbreak will heal in time. Better a broken heart than a broken life. I learnt quickly that a broken heart can be healed but a broken life is not easily mended. Unfortunately, unwanted pregnancies, abortions, divorces, sickness, and disease can leave permanent scars, and change the direction of your life. Sometimes it may cost your life! Believe that the Lord has someone for you. By faith, shut a few doors and allow God to open the right one. If your hands are full, it’s difficult to receive from Him. Don’t pour out your life on undeserving relationships. Instead, let faith guide you to someone who will love and celebrate your life. God knows His plans for you. It’s not His desire to see you so desperate; He is a good Father. You are valuable to Him and He gives good gifts to His daughters.
JOY! Magazine (July 2018)