My prayer for our husbands today is that they would see their sufferings as tools in the hand of the Master and that they would yield to the cutting and shaping of those tools. Instead of trying to find a route of escape, I need to be an encouragement in the middle of his trials, knowing that God is doing a work that I can’t see and probably wouldn’t understand anyway.
From Oswald Chambers this morning:
If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others.
Her words reminded me of James 1:2.
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Pray this for our husbands and for ourselves so we will not lack anything. Let’s ask for wisdom believing we will receive it. Let’s pray our husbands will not be double minded.