Never return evil for evil or insult for insult... but on the contrary blessing - praying for their welfare, happiness and protection, and truly pitying and loving them. For know to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing (from God) - obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection. (I Peter 3:9 AMP)
I suppose I'm the only one that routinely visits this scenario. I'm having to once again swallow my pride, humble myself and return a kind word in exchange for a gruff remark.
"Did he get up on the wrong side of the bed again?" I ask myself. Why do I feel that any little thing sets him off like a firecracker? Lord, I'm tired of getting my feelings hurt and my ego bruised again. Why must I always be the one to back down and extend grace?
Yes - I'm being melodramatic here for a reason. First of all, when we continuously refer to ourselves and our feelings as we complain to the Lord, we are in effect answering in the rhetorical because we already know what the answer is. We are Christians and we don't act like the world. We are to act like Christ.
We cannot afford to hold a grudge and give place to the devil. We must be peacemakers. Matthew 5:9 says, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Love is the "bond of perfection" and you must "let the peace of God rule in your hearts..." (Colossians 3:14-15). We need to remind ourselves that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Ephesians 6:12). Your husband is not the enemy - Satan is! © 2010-2015
Speaking of submission - always view it from the perspective of submitting to Jesus. That will help you as your spouse's helpmeet to do what is required by the Lord to preserve harmony and a safety zone within your marriage. Here is a link to one of my popular posts about submission: Oh No - Not the S Word .
So tell me - what is your greatest stumbling block in your spiritually mismatched marriage? Do you cry out to the Lord in frustration? Have you seen a rise in spiritual tension in your home?
Stay on your knees... that just might be a sign of a pending breakthrough in the heavenlies...