Looking Back Helps Us Look Forward

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I love going to weddings. As I witness the wedding vows I pray for the bride and groom that God will help them through all the days to come–days that will be “worse” and “poorer”; days when they’ll face times of “sickness”. They have no idea what is waiting for them at the end of the aisle as they leave the church. But God, who is rich in mercy knows what is to come. He is what allows us to walk confidently into the unknown future full of faith that He will help us through each and every challenge.

I like to reflect back on what I was thinking and feeling on my own wedding day so long ago. I had an idealistic view, for sure. I was only 19 years old for goodness sake, but I had faith that God had led Tom and me together and He would see us through whatever circumstances came our way.

And He has.

This is my confidence as I pray for the newlywed couple. He is faithful to complete the work He’s begun in both of them, as He has been faithful with us.

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today.

Family

Maybe it’s because my daughter and her husband have been here for the past 8 days along with their four children. I’m amazed at how God has blessed them and cared for them these past 10 years. They had no idea where God would lead them, but He has used all of the changes they’ve faced to make their marriage stronger.

In two days we’ll head to Tennessee to spend the rest of October with our son and his wife as they await the arrival of their newest baby–a girl. That’ll make four for them in their first 10 years of marriage as well. God has been good to them in so many tangible ways. And what I love most about watching our children grow their families for God’s glory, is how they are growing more in love with each other. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s all been good.

You have no idea of how the choices you are making today in your marriage will impact the choices your children will make in the future. They are learning from your example, and we pray it’s one they will want to emulate.

You may think you have lots of time before you have to think about such weighty matters, but time goes quicker than you know.

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  • You have no idea how the choices you’re making today in your marriage will impact the choices your children will make in the future.
  • Because of God we can walk confidently into the unknown future full of faith that He will help us through each and every challenge.
  • God is faithful to complete the work He’s begun in you as He has been faithful with us.

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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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One Response to Looking Back Helps Us Look Forward

  1. email708 says:

    SO happy for you that you’re getting to spend this time with your kids and grandkids. What a blessing! I hope the women’s retreat went well… I’m praying for you, loving you, and will be thrilled to find out how your extended family time goes after you get home. Love you my friend, Cindy Wright

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