Have you ever been to Savannah, GA? Some of our good friends are there right now resting after the marriage of their daughter (and last one to leave home) on Saturday. I got a text from her saying how beautiful and relaxing it was.
I’ve been to Savannah too, but my experience wasn’t the same. It was so hot and sticky I had to peel the humidity off of my fingers. We played golf, and I lost several balls that literally got sucked into the muddy ground. It was beautiful, but not so relaxing, and it didn’t leave the same fond memories in my mind as I’m sure my friend will have.
What made the difference? It was the climate of the season. One experienced fair weather, the other experienced hot, humid weather.
This begs the question–how’s the climate in your marriage?
You may be in a pleasant place where everything feels right. Or you may be in a hot and sticky situation where all you want is relief from the discomfort. Regardless of what you’re experiencing at the moment, you are still in “Savannah.” The place is the same. The history hasn’t changed. The only thing different is how the current weather is making you feel.
This is why we mustn’t depend on our feelings to dictate the value we place on what we have. No matter how terrible your marriage may be right now, God will help you. He will lead you to cooler weather as you listen to His direction and obey His commands. We have witnessed couples who were weathering severe storms in their marriage, but who continued to hold on to the Anchor of their soul. Our Heavenly Father is committed to helping us make our marriage one that glorifies Him. He may not make us comfortable each and every year, but He will give us comfort while we wait for the needed changes.
This is post #9 in the challenge to post everyday in April.