It’s funny, as I look through my photos, it has been hard to find ones with just my husband and I. Most of our pictures revolve around the children, so I have to go through hundreds before I get to one of just us. Going through these pictures bring back memories of happiness and milestones. It’s amazing how pictures always capture our best of times. Rarely do we take pictures of our worst moments. It has forced me to focus on our joy that has flooded the memories of any hurt.
I believe this is how God wants our frame of mind to be. When we sin and repent through the new covenant, God forgives and remembers no more.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds[a] I will remember no more.”
When we go through struggles in our marriage, once we reconcile, we must forgive and give it to God. If we keep bringing it up, we will open a door to the enemy for bitterness and resentment to divide unity by the bond of peace in our homes. Love holds no records of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:5).
To keep the God of peace with us, we must focus on what is positive in our marriage and move forward. We can’t hold on to the sins of the past. The enemy would love to fill our thoughts with paranoia and suspicions. We must resist the temptation to replay bad circumstances in our minds over and over.
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Of course, if there are current issues, they must be addressed and conquered. Ignoring problems won’t create a solution. Marriage takes warfare, but once the battle has been won, we move forward in faith. We must trust God for healing and restoration. Only He can heal matters of the heart.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
God honors marriage and wants to bless and prosper yours. Keep moving forward. I challenge you to go through your own pictures and stir up the memories of good times. Thank God for how He has brought you through and blessed you. Be intentional about focusing on your love for each other.
Father, we thank You for Your mercy towards us. Forgive us for not offering that same mercy towards our spouse and holding records of their wrongs. We want our marriage to represent Your love. Flood our thoughts with memories of goodness and blessing. Help us stay focused on You and resist the urge to come into agreement with lies of the enemy. We come against every lie and false accusation that the devil has used to try to destroy our marriage. We submit ourselves to God and resist the enemy so he must flee. We declare today that we love our spouse and look forward to a lifetime of Your favor, blessing, and prosperity. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!