Devotional to bring divine blessings into your life.

HappyCouple_22123627It is hard to imagine that God could look at man he had just created, see a need in him and then create for him a wife that this man couldn’t get along with. That sounds like a divine tragedy rather than a divine blessing.

I believe that God saw that Adam, alone, was not good. I believe God created Eve to be a helpmate. I believe that God also wanted Adam and Eve to live together in peace and harmony.

Key verse: “And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone…” Gn 2:18a

We read of only one disagreement that Adam and Eve had during their years together. Genesis 3:12 gives us a clue that Adam and Eve didn’t agree on whose fault it was when they ate from the one tree God said not to eat from.

Assuming they had so few disagreements maybe it was because they hadn’t had any parents to model the arguing and fighting. They had no divorce to work through; no abuse; no alcoholic episodes nor financial struggles.

Today you and I may not be as fortunate as Adam and Eve were. We have history! And that history is often filled with pain, sadness, sorrow and suffering at the hands of the very people whom God intended to love us the most — our parents.

It is often said that history repeats itself. It doesn’t have to when it comes to your marriage. You can unlearn poor communications skills. You can overcome the effects of bad things happening in your life and you don’t have to continue to copy harmful patterns you created in your marriage.

God’s grace is sufficient and he has promised to give us the Holy Spirit to lead us and teach us and bring divine blessing in our lives. James tells us to ask for wisdom and God will give it to us.

Whatever you do, don’t give up on the marriage you know God wants you to have.

Question: What can you do to help your mate succeed in your marriage?