Go gently through this day, keeping your eyes on me. . . Sometimes the way before you appears to be blocked. If you focus on the obstacle or search for a way around it, you will probably go off course.
(Sarah Young, Jesus Calling, page 305)
A marriage was in trouble. She felt as if she couldn’t stay in it anymore.
“Suzie, why would God want me to stay when I just don’t feel it anymore? He’s the one who changed, not me.”
As I listened to her grievances, I didn’t try to advise her. I’ve never walked in her footsteps. My heart would be broken if my husband had changed from the man I married. It wasn’t infidelity. It wasn’t abuse. But it was a huge loss to the woman who once felt as one with the man she loved.
I did promise to pray. To believe with her. And while she was waiting, I asked if it was possible to focus on what He offered her in the difficult part of our “I do’s”.
“I don’t think that’s possible,” she said.
Later I saw her FB status updates, her blog posts. Something was happening.
It appeared that she had taken her eyes off the obstacle. A challenging task at best. But she had seen something bigger. Someone that doesn’t change. Someone who would fill the gaps. And she began to speak words of strength and promise into her own life, and that of her marraige.
“Are you okay?” I asked recently.
“More than okay,” she replied.
“Have things changed?”
“In my marriage? Not yet. In me? Absolutely.”
Are you in a hard place in your marriage?
“Go gently through this day, keeping your eyes on Him” for He sees you, sis. He hasn’t taken His eyes off His girl, off His child. Today I pray that as you keep your eyes on Him that He will fill you up and over with surprising joy.