It’s so good to have time away together to reconnect as a couple. It has been a challenging couple of weeks for us, schedule-wise, so we want to share with you something that hopefully will help you in your relationship as well.
I, Debi, was experiencing a tremendous amount of emotional turmoil over a difficult situation. My mind was elevating the struggle way beyond what was necessary, but I couldn’t help it. It was as if I was caught up in a tidal wave of emotions and temptations that sent me reeling. I didn’t know what to do. It was hard to even clue Tom into my mind and heart. I asked him to pray for me.
Pray, he did. And this is what we want to share with you!
Looking back I realize I was under attack from the enemy whispering lies to my fearful heart. As Tom began to pray for me he would say little things that were very helpful. I shared with him how much his words were helping to pull me out of the mire of my feelings. He continued to share with me thoughts that would come to mind. Amazingly, his words were the exact opposite of what I was being tempted to believe. He was speaking the Truth to me in love, but in a way in which I’ve never experienced.
The enemy was whispering lies, my husband was speaking Truth!
And now this week we’re away where we can talk in depth about what happened. Communication is a necessary means to bring our marriage to a place that glorifies God. What a gift to have a partner in life who helps us in our time of need.
The Holy Spirit is actively at work in your relationship too! He knows what we need before we ask. What a gift to have a spouse who listens to that still small voice; and speaks a timely word that changes everything.
Posted by Tom and Debi
Thank you for sharing your heart and your victory! I feel this same way from time-to-time. I am happily reminded from your words, that our spouse is our protector and our greatest cheerleader – a faithful source of truth. I am inspired! Love you both.