The LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3 ESV)
No greater wound I can imagine, than the pain to the heart brought on from a cheating spouse. I’ve had many women confide in me the vulnerability and doubts that follow them after such a betrayal.
For some, their spouses took on mistresses in the flesh. Others have suffered with their husbands giving their passions over to a glowing screen, captivated by the fantasies found in pornography. Still others have spouses who may not have sexually cheated, but yet they live lives of quiet, lonely desperation as their husbands no longer desire them but choose time with their buddies, beer, work, hobbies, or sports. Reality is there are times when all of us feel second to something in our hubby’s lives that seemingly has priority over us. I’ve been there, and it hurts. And for me, the hurt was magnified by thoughts from the enemy that I was no longer pretty, wanted or desirable.
Ladies, whatever the situation or cause, when we hurt, we hurt. Don’t suffer alone. Don’t draw the drapes in your homes and heart, and hide away in your pain. God wants to bind up your wounds. He wants to heal your hurts and restore you! Reach out to a trusted friend or pastor (or me!) and allow us to pray with you. And if your hubby is causing you grief, pray for Him too.
Because the Lord is faithful and loves you – and your spouse – with an everlasting love . . . He is faithful and able to see you through.
Father, oh how your daughters are hurting. Help us God to find a listening ear that will walk with us as we take our pains to Your cross. Fill us, sweet Holy Spirit, with Your perfect love. Flow into every crack in of our broken hearts. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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