Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Water Your Faith Wednesday - The Power of a Praying Wife (Part 13)

Hello everyone! Welcome to "Water Your Faith" Wednesday! How do you feel after spending your Sunday at church praising and worshiping our Lord? I know I feel great! I start my week fired up and ready to face what's in store. Oftentimes, however, by Wednesday, life begins to drag me down. My goal is provide a way to overcome the spiritual doldrums with encouraging words, scriptures, devotions, songs, etc. Let me know what you think!

Week 1, the introduction: The Power.
Week 2, His Wife
Week 3, His Work
Week 4, His Finances
Week 5, His Sexuality
Week 6, His Affection
Week 7, His Temptation
Week 8, His Mind.
Week 9, His Fears.
Week 10, His Purpose
Week 11, His Choices.
Week 12, His Health.
Week 13, His Protection.

Today, we are continuing our devotions with the 13th chapter in The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie OmartianHis Trials.

"Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved." - Psalm 55:22

My Thoughts: "Everyone goes through hard times. It's nothing to be ashamed of... It's the attitude we have when we go through them that matters most" (pg. 105). We've all been there. You know, the place where you feel like you can't get any lower or you'll be crushed, the valley of life. We yearn to be on the hilltop where it's safe and we can feel the presence of God. Truth is, God uses those "valleys" of life to mold us and shape us. As Stormie points out, "whether it feels like it or not, when we serve God, His love attends every moment of our lives -- even the toughest, loneliest, most painful and desperate" (pg. 106) and "trials can be a purifying fire and a cleansing water" (pg. 107). It's especially painful to watch someone you love so much go through trials. You want to fix it, but you can't. Our job as wives is to "pray, encourage, and support" during those trials while stepping back and letting God work in our husband's lives (pg. 107).

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