“The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain.” Proverbs 31:11
Have you had any thoughts on this verse this week? I hope you share them in the Comments.
I’ll tell you, this was quite a week for me in regards to this verse. It was as if the Lord said, “So, Karen, you’re wondering if your heart is safe with your husband? Let’s give it a whirl, shall we?” <smile>
We had a disagreement. And there was no yelling or smashing of furniture or coffee cups. But we did disagree and we didn’t resolve it right away. Normally my reaction to something like this is, “Fine!” and then I sit there and go over (in my head) everything we said, what I should have said and didn’t, (so glad now, that I didn’t). I chew on it and chew on it and think about who I could call and tell (I didn’t) and which of my friends would be most sympathetic to my story. (I didn’t) Does anyone else do this? Am I the only one?
Then, I felt the Lord pulling me into prayer. No, not for Mr. S – but for me. To confess my sins, to ask for forgiveness (1 John 1:9) and be clean before Him, so there would be nothing blocking my ability to hear His voice. And then I knew we had to lay that issue down at the foot of the cross and leave it there for Him to deal with. Because we obviously couldn’t. When he came home from work, he’d had a similar feeling.
We decided that we didn’t want to change each other, but instead we needed to be open to being changed by Him, in order to bring Him glory – not to win our point in an argument.
So, what does this have to do with keeping my heart safe? I know my husband is listening to the Lord, and He will never mislead. My heart is safe. As I will endeavor to keep his heart safe, committing both our hearts to the Lord every day.