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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word trust is defined as the firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.

Relationships have to be built on trust.

The very core, basis, and foundation of the marriage covenant is trust. Once the trust is ruptured, there is virtually nothing that can be done or said.

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? – Psa 11:3

Once trust is broken for whatever reason, what is left is suspicion. Suspicion in marriage is so dangerous. It leaves either of the parties a victim in his/her own matrimonial home.

To be suspicious is, ‘causing one to have the idea or impression that someone or something is questionable, dishonest or dangerous.’

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A marriage covenant is an oath or pledge between the couples to protect each other, help each other, defend each other, fight for each other, stand by each other, and much more.

In a covenant, the husband and wife are pledging to each other that your strength becomes my strength and your weaknesses become my weaknesses. I fight to defend your cause and I fight against your enemies. Your enemies are my enemies and your friends my friends.

Little wonder when God was cutting a covenant with Abraham he said

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. – Gen 12:3 

When there is suspicion, the very foundation for the marriage covenant is broken.

When a husband or wife fails to trust his spouse, he may also have trust issues with God.

Lack of trust may be borne out of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of losing your spouse, fear of infidelity, insecurities,

Another reason why suspicion is dangerous is that according to Job, what you fear, your open the door for the enemy to afflict. You literally open up your marriage to be oppressed by the devil.

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. – Job 3:25 

Another basis for suspicion is a lack of genuine love and forgiveness. When you find it difficult to forgive whole-heartedly. You hold on to the past and make that the basis of your conduct in marriage.

 To enjoy your marriage and to experience your strengths being multiplied, you need to trust one another and lift up each other in prayers.

It is my prayer that the Lord help us all to uproot seeds of suspicion in our marriages.

God bless our marriages.

I trust my spouse wholeheartedly.

Lord, teach me how to trust my spouse in Jesus name.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 1Ti 2:1

Decide to show genuine love to your spouse.

Ezra 2


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