Monday, April 19 |

The Power of A Praying Wife II

I still have about a fourth of the book left, but I just wanted to jot down something else I found interesting, something I'm afraid we as women probably struggle with, and that's the taking on of things we shouldn't. Things we watch our husbands struggle with that we think we could handle better, or maybe even just to help carry the load. This is what Stormie has to say:

Pg. 113
"If your husband is going through a difficult time, carry it in prayer, but don't carry the burden. Even though you may want to, don't try to take away his load and make it yours. That will ultimately leave him feeling weak or like a failure. Besides, God doesn't want you doing His job. He doesn't want you trying to be the Holy Spirit to your husband. Even though it hurts to see him struggle and you want to fix it, you can't. You can pray, encourage, and support, but God uses trials for His purpose and you must stay out of His way".

Sometimes it's so very hard to watch someone go through something. But there's a reason for everything, and if we intervene, not only do we interrupt what God's trying to accomplish but then what if He sends that same trial again because we interfered the first time?

Pg.114
"Trials can be a purifying fire and a cleansing water. You don't want your husband to get burned or drowned; you want him to get refined and renewed. God has promised that 'in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us' Rom. 8:37 'He who endures to the end shall be saved' Matt 24:13. It's the determination of your husband to stand strong in the faith and wait for God to answer his prayers that will save him from the heat and keep him afloat".

Stay tuned for the next (and probably the last) installment....

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