My Husband Does Not Belong to Me is a promise I need to hold on to & remember each day.
Early Monday morning, as my husband drove towards the national dental boards exam, I began praying a semi-desperate prayer.
The desperation was not because my husband had not adequately prepared. No, he had been studying for this test for a long, long time. The desperation was because it was out of our hands.
As I prayed for Roger’s safe travels & his test, I began to pray for my husband rather than simply Roger. As I continued to pray for God’s guidance for my husband a little voice inside startled me as I realized that Roger was not my husband first, but God’s son.
I love & care for Roger more than anyone else on this earth, but he does not belong to me.
While we have made a convenient with God for eternity & are one flesh (Genesis 2:24), it was God who created him from dirt (Genesis 2:7) & breathed life into his soul (Acts 17:25).
And although I prayed for my future husband as a child & teenager, my care & desire for good in his life cannot begin to compare to that of God’s. (Ephesians 1:4)
Sunday evening, as we tried to settle in for a relaxing evening before the big test, my husband turned to me & said he could tell I loved him more each day. This made me so happy! I have been praying for a love for Roger that comes from God, true love.
And while I will spend my whole life learning to love him with God’s love I will never be able to love him as deeply & passionately as God loves him.
This can be hard to fathom, but it’s something I desperately need to learn & remember.
No matter how much I wish for his wellbeing there will always be Someone who desires it more than me. And I thank God for that. I am human. I am selfish. And I praise God that He can & will care for my husband even when I fall short.
My husband is a prince of the King of kings.
My husband is loved by the Creator of love.
My husband is God’s son.
My husband belongs to God.
With love, G
ps. This morning I woke up & felt there was something familiar about this topic & then I remembered my new friend Lydia’s post.
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy & blameless in His sight.
In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ,
in accordance with His pleasure & will…
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