You have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. -Revelation 3:1 NIV
Does that scripture describe your marriage? If so, wake up! Strengthen what remains and what is about to die, (Revelation 3:2). You don’t have to give up just because times are tough! The whole world may be “sending you signs” to give up, you may even drive past “Divorce ASAP” every day, but God sent His own sign: Jesus Christ. Do not say, “My marriage is doomed to fail,” for God said… “I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut,” (Revelations 3:8 NIV).
Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, when a defeated husband admits, “She’s given up on me,” God replies, “”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you,” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV). When a wife cries out, “He doesn’t love me anymore…and I don’t know if I love him,” God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness,” (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV).
When a couple gasps, “We don’t have strength left to fight for this anymore,” God says, “Do not fear, for I am with you…I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV).
- Ask God to fill you with renewed love for your spouse.
- Pray that those in a struggling marriage would seek help.