When we find that special someone that we know we want to spend the rest of our life with, we never imagine that we would ever have trouble or face the real possibility that our marriage could be over. Nobody enters marriage thinking that it will end in divorce, or at least I hope not. But marriage is hard! I am blessed to be married to an amazing man, not a perfect man, an amazing man. And he is blessed to be married to a perfectly imperfect woman that adores him! We don’t have a perfect relationship, far from it. In fact, we have had some very hard soul-racking times, but I believe that we are stronger having survived those trials. When we were reconciled back to each other, we healed together stronger than we were before. It is Jesus himself that teaches us the importance of being reconciled back to each other.
Jesus brought us this message of reconciliation by dying on the cross. We are no longer separated from our God. Jesus died on that cross and paid for our sins so that we could go to heaven and be with God, when our time on Earth is over. We are restored back to Him. The cost was huge and one we can’t truly grasp, but He paid it for us. In His eyes we are worth every minute He spent on that Cross. He desired us to be restored and reconciled back to Him. This is how we have to be with our spouses as well. Its funny that so many marriages seem to break up so suddenly, but for those that are in these broken marriages it wasn’t suddenly at all. Whether it was growing apart slowly, lies and betrayals, or even infidelity. Sometimes it is a huge sacrifice to forgive our spouses and to truly be restored back into a healthy and stronger marriage, but it is worth it. We, as Jesus did, have to desire to restore our broken relationship.*
“All of this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Be bold, Be brave, Be blessed!
*If you are in an abuse relationship, please seek help.