It’s so very easy to sink into self-pity, despair or flat-out depression when you become disappointed in your marriage. It happens when your husband doesn’t have the same perspective as you, or when he doesn’t meet your expectations, or when he does something hurtful.
However, you do have a choice in how you’re going to view this challenge in your marriage. You can choose to feel sorry for yourself and become consumed with resentment and hopelessness….or you can choose to do much more productive things! You can choose to make the most of your hardship by….
1. Praying without ceasing for God to intervene in the situation. (read Luke 18:1-8)
2. Seeking guidance from God on what possible actions you should take. Sometimes God may want you to extend grace, realizing that your husband will never be perfect, just as you will never be perfect. Other times, God may want you to courageously establish boundaries with your husband, especially if he is sinning against you. Consult the Lord for guidance through His Word and through listening prayer. (read Psalm 32:8)
3. Asking God what He wants you to learn through this situation so that you grow in character and faith. (read Romans 5:3-5). Is he trying to teach you patience? Is he trying to teach you how to communicate your frustration in a more respectful way when your husband upsets you? God is always trying to mature us!
4. Seeking God through Bible-reading and worship so that you can experience his comfort at a new and deeper level than you ever knew was possible! (Psalm 34:18)