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April 21, 2008



Thank you so much for writing this! And I thank God for giving it to you.!
I have been married for eight years, and I have come a long way in my role as a wife. I've gone from very contentious with him, to mostly harmonious, by the grace of God. God has also helped reconcile my relationship with my earthly father. As a teen I was very contentious with him. In my twenties, I was contentious, but more covertly. Now, I can truly listen to him and receive his wise counsel. I enjoy my relationship with these two men very much.
However, I have really questioned lately why I am not hearing God like I used to. This post helped me to see that I am very contentious with other members of the Body. I think I have justified it because I have been wronged. But deep down, I knew that God wanted me to give up my right to be angry, and forgive. My rebellion in this area has caused great hurt to me personally, in every way, including my physical health. And it has also hurt those who are in Christ.
The pain that I've caused in two specific relationships seems to be beyond what I can remedy. I'm really praying that God will help me do what I can do, and that I will trust Him to do what only He can do.
Realizing how I have hurt the Lord and pushed Him away is very upsetting. And I hope that it is the amunition I need to finally see some victory in this long battle.
Pray for me.
And realizing that my attitude is probably the reason why my husband's ministry to orphans has moved forward slowly is another motivation to truly repent.
I am weak, but I have to still believe that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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