Finding Satisfaction From Our Dissatisfaction

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I know this sounds impossible. How can we be satisfied in something that makes us the opposite? Left to ourselves it would be impossible. But God uses the very things that dissatisfy us to bring us to a place where we realize our need for Him.

God has given us many good gifts in marriage:

  • companionship
  • sexual intimacy
  • financial support
  • biblical fellowship
  • accountability

But none of these good gifts are ever meant to replace our satisfaction in Him.

When we begin to pull from our spouse the things we should be drawing from Christ, we will most likely be dissatisfied. God is a jealous God, and He is intent on helping us realize that His glory and our relationship together with Him are of most importance in our marriage–not the satisfaction we receive from one another.

Now I’m not saying in any way that God doesn’t want us to enjoy our spouse or our marriage. He is all about helping us grow closer together. The marriage relationship is His idea. But the goal we seek can’t be our ultimate satisfaction in a great marriage. Our goal must be satisfaction in who He is and what He has done.

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” – John Piper

 

 

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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2 Responses to Finding Satisfaction From Our Dissatisfaction

  1. Submitting to God’s plan can be one of the hardest steps we make as believers.
    Repeatedly we find ourselves trying our own way then seeing how it’s not working. Running back to the cross is the only answer.

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