True confession: I sometimes find myself wanting to jump in and “fix things” for my husband. Sometimes, I do this because I fear his mood will grow ugly if I don’t take steps to improve his circumstances. Sometimes, I do this because I fear that his ministry could stumble if he doesn’t do things the “correct” way. Sometimes, I do this because I fear he isn’t handling a relationship correctly and needs me to run interference for him. Sometimes, I do this because I fear…..
Hmmm. When it comes right down to it, fear is the common feeling behind all of the times I jump in to act as my husband’s savior or try to fix him. Unfortunately, fear usually causes us to act unwisely. Proverbs 29:25 says “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”
You and I need to know that every time we jump in to “fix” things for our husbands, we actually prevent our men from turning to God for help. Every time we try to prevent our husbands from feeling any discomfort or pain, we might be preventing them from digging down deep roots into God’s nourishment for their souls. Resist the urge to be your husband’s savior. There is only one perfect savior anyway. His name is Jesus Christ.