This post allows me to further share my thoughts in addition to the video I shared on YouTube. Marriage is an intimate union which requires constant effort from both partners. Wives especially must recognize the value in surrendering ourselves to God as part of a strengthened union between husband and wife.
Acknowledging the Need for Change
For our marriage to be truly fulfilling before surrendering it to God, it is necessary for both partners to acknowledge any wrongs they contribute. Rather than fixating solely on our spouses’ shortcomings, self-reflect and take ownership for all actions taken within it – specifically women have an innate tendency towards deception, manipulation and selfish behavior which must be dealt with for personal growth within marriage relationships.
Embracing Unity and Likeability
One aspect of trusting in God involves nurturing unity and likeability within a marital relationship. Do we want our husbands to like us as individuals beyond simply fulfilling a role such as wife? By being mindful with how we communicate and interact with them, setting reasonable expectations, and giving space for emotional expression we create an environment in which they feel safe, valued and loved by us both.
Extending Grace and Seeking Wisdom
By surrendering our marriages to God, we gain the ability to respond differently when faced with challenging situations. Extending grace, seeking God’s wisdom for guidance, and forgoing immediate reactions create opportunities for personal growth as well as positive transformation within marriage relationships. Self-reflection provides insight into areas for improvement while responding with more love, understanding, peace, and patience in response.
Avoid Confusion and Seek God’s Guidance:
Wives, we must exercise wisdom when handling marriage conflicts or challenges. Instead of viewing our spouse as enemies, it’s essential that we realize they too may face struggles and concerns of their own. Instead of leaving things up to chance alone, seeking God in prayer for guidance as to how best to address issues or communicate effectively may open up God’s presence into our marriage and family lives and prevent damaging consequences in future interactions between partners and family members.
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Making Surrender a Daily Practice:
Surrendering our marriage to God on an everyday basis takes more effort, dedication and perseverance than we think it does. There will be days where it seems easy or tempting to give up but we should remember our commitment when we married should serve as motivation to fight hard every single day for it – God trusted us with husbands as He trusts in our ability to handle life lessons and growth that comes from marriage!
Surrendering to God in marriage can be an immensely fulfilling journey that strengthens both husband and wife bonds. By accepting our flaws, encouraging unity and likeability among us both, extending grace with an eye toward wisdom-gathering, avoiding confusion and offering grace generously, we create an environment conducive to love, understanding, growth and maturity within marriage relationships. Let’s remember that surrendering is an ongoing commitment; with His guidance we can navigate its challenges while reaping all its joyous fruits!
Here’s a question for you:
- What are your biggest struggles when it comes to trusting and surrendering to God in your marriage?
Next in this series, I will talk to you about what it means to surrender and submit your homes to the Lord.
Be sure to check out part one to this series “Surrender Series: Surrender To God | Submitting and Trusting God As A Homemaker” or watch on our YouTube channel.