Praying for Your Spouse: Secure
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain”—Hebrews 6:19.
Sometimes we enter into matrimony with all the right ingredients for success. Godly parents with an authentic faith who provided us with a secure love, a significant purpose, and a strong hope so sufficiently that we readily recognized all those provisions in Christ when we encountered it—and a spouse who experienced the same. Sometimes, our origins were less than ideal, challenging, possibly even tragic, with relationship models that almost ensure failure. With wounded hearts not nearly healed, we move into marriage with high expectations of the salve we have been aching for, only to have our partner’s own scars quickly dash that hope.
It is in scenarios such as despair over a hollow and struggling marriage, where He loves to rescue us from what the world would call a lost cause; to remind us that He is the maker of all things new; to redeem us for His purpose of binding our hearts to His so that we might express His love to others.
Today, Lord, I give thanks that You are my anchor in all storms, and I pray that my spouse’s heart deeply knows this as well. Please banish any misplaced hope we may have in anything or anyone but You and the security that is Your unfailing love.
Written by Sonia Cleverly