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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Does the Past Haunt Your Marriage?

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Has your marriage suffered some deep wounds? Even those from many years ago can hinder our present relationship if we let them.
It is true that sometimes healing a broken heart takes time. But all the time in the world cannot do what God can do when we surender our hurts and pain to Him.

I have a feeling that there are many of you that live every day with pain in your heart and no one else knows about it.

Words and actions that have wounded you to the bottom of your heart and your thoughts can't seem to get past them.

You justify the walls you put up because, you are not about to be hurt again!


1. God Desires to Heal Your Brokenheart


Psalms 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
NIV


You may think that no one knows, but God has seen it all.
He sees how deeply you hurt and He is close to you. He wants to bind up your wounds and heal the brokenness that has crippled you for so long.


Ps 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
NIV


2. Bring Him Your Brokenheart.

Let me share the verse that set my heart free:
Matt 11:28-12:1
28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I
will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle
and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is
easy and my burden is light."
NIV


He sent His son...now it's your move.
Come to Him.

And when we do come to Him, He fills us with His life.
Or as God's Word says, He fills our dry empty lives with the water that brings life:


John 7:37-38
"If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.
38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living
water will flow from within him."
NIV


Can I ask those of you that are hurting...how long has it been since you've experienced streams of living water...in your marriage?

It is not hard to go to Him.
Pray.
No fancy words necessary, just pour your heart out and ask Him to heal it.

3. Pray for your marriage, everyday.

Ask the Lord soften your heart and to fill it fresh with faith, hope and love.

The past does not need to dictate your future.
The God who spoke the world into existence, the God who created everything we see is on your side. He wants to see you free from the chains of the past and walking in the freedom of love and forgiveness.

Does this post hit home with you?
Please drop me an email or leave me a comment. I'd love to hear your story...or at least know you are out there!

I'm praying for our marriages,

10 comments:

Faye said...

SUE WHAT A BLESSING YOUR BLOG IS TO ME! BLESSINGS, FAYE

LauraLee Shaw said...

This one will leave many pondering the Truth, Sue. And hopefully, reaching out to the Lord for comfort, for healing and for hope. Love your heart!

Anonymous said...

The Lord is so good to me! I have been lead here as an answer to some things that have been going on personally in my life and I cannot tell you what a blessing it was to read your blog this morning. thank you so much for reconfirming to me what I have known all along.

Praise and Coffee said...

Thank you...I just don't want one of us to live another day in the haunting past!
Much love,
Sue

Lelia Chealey said...

AMEN!!! God led us to go to a Weekend to Remember conference 6 yrs ago and what we learned and applied saved our marriage. We have survived an affair and it has been an amazing God-led journey.
We just attended again the weekend of March 13th.
Wonderful post!
Blessings,
Lelia

Praise and Coffee said...

Lelia,
Thanks for sharing that with us.
God is so good, I love good testimony!

A Stone Gatherer said...

My wounds come from before my marriage. But they creep in to how I relate to Steve. He so doesn't deserve what I place on him sometimes becaue if it! Thanks for the reminder of who heals me from the past! I pray for Steve everyday and it has changed me and our marriage! I love it!!!

Rona's Home Page said...

I have surrendered my heart to our Heavenly Father regarding the hurt and pain in my marriage. And it has definitely been the answer!
Anger just eats your soul and body up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful post! My husband had an emotinal affair almost 2 years ago and my broken heart isn't completely healed. I needed to be reminded that God is able to completely heal and restore what the devil tried to destroy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. Broken hearts take a long time to heal, and just when you think they are fine, something happens and they splinter all over the place again. I am going to read it and reread this post. Thank you.

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