Updated: Oct 4
On the wedding day, when saying "yes" for a lifetime, the minister in his message reminds the newlyweds that their commitment is made before God and also "for better or for worse." Let's be honest, the worst is not what the bride and groom think about the most during this moment of happiness, and that's normal.
Unfortunately, as Jesus said in his parable about the two houses, the storm hits our lives and our marriages, whether we are firmly rooted in faith or not.
A sick spouse can be one of these hardships we face in life. How can we overcome the nightmare of seeing our beloved in physical pain, weakened, and sometimes having to struggle for several years?
The first thing to do is to remember you made a covenant with the Lord. On your wedding day, He was also present. The Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 4:12 that "a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” This is very true.
Sometimes the invalid needs the moral support of their spouse, sometimes the other spouse is the one who needs support, and sometimes both are discouraged. This is normal! In these moments, God always remains with us to raise us up with the faithful presence of Christ.
He is your main support system. He will not abandon you. Talk to Him, together and separately. His presence is a reality. His peace, a refuge. His love for you, your strength.
Then, remember that you have promised to be faithful to each other in the good and the bad days, you are going to make it!
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