When things are difficult, it helps to renew your mind to the positive things. It also helps to remind yourself of what the Bible says regarding your situation and marriage and what marriage should look like.
Hope is vital. It is the substance that faith is produced from. God gave Abraham hope to build his faith. When my marriage isn’t exactly what I want it to be, I try to remember what it was like when we were engaged, how I acted toward Michael, and how he acted toward me. Then I stop and ask myself how I’ve changed. Maybe I’m not doing something the same way.
Is my tone harsher? Do I say hurtful things? Do I still flirt with him? These are some of the questions I ask myself. It helps to focus on what I may be doing differently or what I can do differently than to focus on what he can or should do because I can only change me; I cannot change him.
When I work on me, I am building hope for a better marriage. When I envision our marriage better and act accordingly, I am hoping for a better marriage, working toward it, putting my faith to work.
Imagine yourself being and doing things differently; this is hope.
Until next time, God bless,