‘The winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.’ Matthew 7:27 NKJV
Today about 50 per cent of all new relationships end in breakups. Sadly, that’s true whether you’re a Christian or not. Sometimes the reasons are due to unexpected changes, such as your partner moving to another state or country. Other times it’s relational, such as a betrayal of trust, a difference in beliefs or an addiction to drugs and alcohol. There are times when separation is a necessary option, but if you’re committed to rebuilding your relationship, you must learn how to reconnect and work to restore what you once had. In order to accomplish this, you must both be willing to enter into the process and commit for the long haul or accept you are not meant to be together, before committing to marriage. For the next few days, let’s look at four key areas. First, you must know the other person. It’s a mistake to try and figure out your partner, put them in a box, and label them for the remainder of their lives. Knowing someone is an art in progress, not a static science with unchangeable data. You must view your mate as a mystery who requires ongoing scrutiny and lifelong learning. The Bible says, ‘Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way’ (1 Peter 3:7 CSB). In order to restore your relationship, take a new look at your partner. They may not be who you assumed they were – but neither are you. So you must allow room for each of you to evolve and resolve! And be sure to include God in the process. Jesus said that a house built on the solid foundation of God’s Word would stand strong in the storm while others around it are falling apart (see Matthew 7:24-27). So today, begin the process by recommitting to God – and each other.
SoulFood: 1 Chron 23:21 – 26:19 John 10:22-33 Ps 81 Pro 27:1-3
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023