In the book of Job 2:9, it reads: “ Then said his wife unto him dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die.”
Over the next few weeks I would like to speak to married women of the Lord and to those ladies who are praying about making this decision.
This woman in our passage today had a chance to be a helpmate towards her husband during a very challenging time in his life. She spoke the vows that she would love him “for better or for worse” and now “the worst” has hit their marriage, and she has forsaken them.
I must ask you married women of the LORD a question — have you forsaken your vows towards your husband when the hard times arose? Do you support your husband when the world doesn’t? Do you support his dreams and visions or are negative all the time?
It’s one thing if the world talks negatively and speaks harsh words, but it’s another when a Godly man comes home and hears his wife speaking the same thing.
Women of God it’s time to uplift your husbands with words of encouragement. You speak up lifting words to your co-workers, your friends, your family members and to everyone else, but to your husbands, are they different words?
He needs to know that you are in his corner; he needs to know that you believe in him when others don’t. Can you image how Job felt when his wife spoke these words to him? If you want to see your husbands shut down, and possibly leave you mentally, then speak the same words that Job’s wife spoke and see what happens.
This is the man you prayed for (hopefully, at least), the man you have desired since you were a little girl. Support him with words and special dinners, do something for him and him alone. Send the kids away, shut the phones and computers off (the two silent killers of marriages today,) take trips together and let him know you are with him in this vision that he has.
As much as he may not express it to you, he is in need of a hug, a kiss or a kind word. Do something to encourage him. What you put out is what you will get in return women of God!!!!
Satan is after your marriage more now than ever before, and he will use any and everything to sow discord between you and your husband.
God is not going to do for you what you can do for yourself. He has blessed you with this man so do your part, even if you don’t get anything in return. GOD sees it and will deal with him on that issue; you just hold true to what you said on that special day.