Your Maker is Your Husband

 

During the time of great struggle in our marriage and as the sorrow of shattered dreams pelted my heart, I found hope in the realization that just as scripture promises, God would be the source for my every need. Every ounce of my being cried out to him.When words couldn’t serve justice to what I felt, my spirit groaned, lamented, and lay bare before the throne. What I could not express was already known.

While we, (the church) are collectively, the Bride of Christ…we see over and over again in Scripture that God’s heart is for the widow, the vulnerable, the helpless. When we do not have the covering of a husband we can be assured that God’s sheltering and shadowing wing never ceases to protect and pull us close. I prayed often to the Lord regarding issues and concerns that I would have normally taken to my earthly husband. I had no one here on earth that I could run to with the deepest issues of my heart- it taught me that my relationship with God is truly my most intimate. So I began to pray to the Lord, knowing I am (collectively) part of the Body of Christ – His bride…trusting that He loved me, (individually).

Husband, I need your covering.I feel bare, exposed and vulnerable.I need you husband, to spread your wing over me and draw me in close, where I can feel safe and secure.For your Maker is your husband-the Lord Almighty is his name-the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.Isaiah 54:5

Husband, I need your wisdom.I have been foolish.I have made mistakes that were careless and unwise, I need you to cover me, as I repent and recognize the areas in my life that I need to tread more carefully. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.James 1:5

Husband, I need your provision.I want to do for myself in the way that is best for my family.In whatever way I am to care for our children and myself, direct it by your hand.Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns; and yet our Heavenly Father feeds them.Are you not much more valuable than they?Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?Matthew 6:26

Husband, whisper my name, be tender and pull me lovingly close.I need you to allow me to pour out my heart.Especially at night, please draw me in; cradle me in your love.Cause my sleep to be peaceful and refreshing to my body.Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God.Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.Psalm 4:1

Husband, I need you to help me raise our children.I am overwhelmed by this responsibility.I realize that they are yours too and you have their best interest in mind.All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace.Isaiah 54:13

Sometimes, I cannot bear the thought of tomorrow.Please, husband, from time to time; present me with diamonds of life, especially chosen for me, so that I am reminded of your deep love and commitment for me.Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.Psalm 25:16

Please husband; help me to see how beautiful I am in your eyes.It doesn’t matter what flaws I see in the mirror, or what has been spoken to me in the past.Cause me to desire an adornment that comes from the loveliness of your holiness.The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord.Psalm 45:11

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