I was thinking of writing a letter to my husband for Valentine’s Day. The letter would be lovey and sweet, proclaiming all the things in my heart for him and feeling free enough to shout it out to the world. After all, we have such fun together and our family has blossomed into a beautiful,redemptive work of Christ.
For a few minutes, I’ll just be honest…
I love my husband. Treasure him. Adore him.
But he’s going to Africa soon on a mission trip.
For eleven days. (What part about having 7 kids didn’t you understand??!!)
I’m thrilled, really, I am. I can’t wait to see what God wants to do through him and in him and wow, what an opportunity! When the dream of this journey first popped up, I had no hesitations. None. God is on the throne. Who am I to hinder His plan?
However, it is becoming reality.
And I have some…umm, shall we call them hesitations?
So this list of verses today is for the worried wife.
My husband is the rock of our family. But praise Jesus, he rests on The Cornerstone, Jesus Christ. And I am trusting Him.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Phil: 4:6
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the LORD. Psalm 4:5
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph. 3:20 &21
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night. Psalm 92:1&2
I would love it so if my comments were filled with more verses- reminders to me and those worried wives that read this post…that God is on the throne. He makes no mistakes and has a gorgeous plan for our lives. Every single one of us.
So what verse do you claim when you are….a bit…. worried?