Marriages go through seasons. You vowed to stay committed through each one. Just clothe yourself appropriately for the temperature changes with the Word of God. “It will be a shelter from daytime heat and a hiding place from storms and rain” (Isaiah 4:6 NLT). “She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm[a] clothes. (Proverbs 31:21 NIV). “A farmer too lazy to plant in the spring has nothing to harvest in the fall” (Proverbs 20:4 MSG).
Sometimes you may have to hide yourself in the Word. Save and sow into the spring of your marriage when things are going well so that when rough times come, you have a solid spiritual foundation. Plant love, plant prayer, plant commitment, plant companionship, plant communication so that your marital harvest is plentiful in God’s timing for you two to reap. Don’t fret over the season you’re in right now. God knows every season and is with you through each one! You just stay committed and clothed for the occasion. Jené Elaine Walker
Wives fear will cause you to go into “self-preservation mode.” Fear will stifle you from giving your whole heart. Fear will cause you to withhold and withdraw. Fear will cause you to consider the thoughts that the enemy plants in your mind about what “he” is or is not doing. Fear makes you entertain foolishness about “him” from so called friends. Fear makes you devise a “backup” plan. Fear makes you “run” to protect yourself as if God needs help in that area. Fear makes you keep a secret account and…a secret lover.
Fear says, “Do not submit to ‘him.’ Do not honor ‘him.’ Cut ‘him’ down.” Fear causes you not to give him compliments because he may get complacent. Fear makes you compensate by developing an air of superiority- “I make more. I’m more educated. My title is more. My background is more. I’m more organized.”
Fear makes you check phones and phone records. Fear makes you follow and spy. Fear makes you paranoid that he may leave so you sabotage so you can say, “I ended this.”
Fear is a subtle slick sickening evil spirit that we have given too much power in our marriages but not anymore. Wives, we cast out the spirit of fear right now in the name of Jesus. We love our husbands with everything in us. God is in control, not our emotions. Jené Elaine Walker