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What To Do When Trouble Comes Knocking In Marriage

What To Do When Trouble Comes Knocking In Marriage
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There are different types, kinds, shades, and forms of trouble in life and of course, in marriage. Some of these troubles we face in marriage are due to our carelessness most of the time. While others are the devil wanting to stir up issues.

Whichever way, God has told us of how to handle troubles in His word.

I must admit that there are some troubles or challenges that are so bigger than us. There is no way we can come out of then successfully without God intervening.

King David even though he was God’s beloved Psalmist, faced different situations way bigger and stronger than he. The good news is that God brought him over them all.

At whatever season in our marriage, when trouble comes, not if they come, because they will surely come, if we are believers, we are assured victory.

Some challenges are spiritual and must be dealt with by engaging in spiritual warfare. Whether they are in-law issues, financial, child birth, barrenness, betrayal, infidelity issues, health issues or we just noticed some resistance on our way, or there are constant quarrels between us as couples that really has no basis, or any other attack on our marriage, it calls for spiritual warfare.

That is the time we should deal with and take charge of whatever trouble or strange oppressive spirit from the devil that wants to destroy our marriages.

We must know how to intercede for our marriage more than anything else. We fight on our knees.

The bible says

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians 10:3 – 5 KJV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 KJV

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luke 10:19 KJV

Our major work is to bind the wrong spirit behind such issues and loose the power of God. We come against the different spirits causing troubles for us and not allow us to enjoy peace, love and joy in our marriage.

Some problems are not with the 3rd party but within spouses. You have to learn to take charge and exercise authority over such anti-peace, anti-unity spirit. All they are after is to cause division, disunity, distress and fight in the marriage.

Also, praying for the eyes of the understanding of the other party is important.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 1:17 – 18 KJV

By the time you have engaged in spiritual warfare, God promised us victory over every trouble. The victory may not come the way we want. But victory is sure and peace will be restored into our marriage

God bless our marriage

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I am not a careless spouse. I engage in battle for my family.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Oh Lord, open the eyes of my understanding.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luke 10:19 KJV

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Focus on your marriage

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
2 Cor 10

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