Monday, June 25, 2007

Pray For Your Beloved ~ Trust in the Lord

Trust and obey
For there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus
But to trust and obey
(John H. Sammis & Daniel B. Towner)

What blessed words, and wonderful truth are within this old hymn! The only way that we can get through this life is by walking in trust and obeying the Word of God.

This week we are going to focus on praying for our husbands to grow in their trust of the Lord. Psalm 9:10 says, “And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” I pray that my beloved would seek the Lord. That he would know who God is, and trust in Him.

Our husbands are charged with the leading of their families. There are times when the way seems difficult – the direction unclear. Or possibly the way seems to be crystal clear, but contrary to Scripture. It is at those times when our beloved husbands must, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 This is not easy to do, especially when those around them are encouraging them to take the easy way or to “use the brain God gave them”.

As wives, we need to be in the Word, so that we know how to pray for them and how to encourage them to follow after the Lord. God calls to His children to know and trust Him. May we ever encourage our husbands toward that end.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4

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