My God Will Supply All My Needs

My husband and I knew, going into marriage, that we would have to keep ourselves focused on God first and each other second.  We knew that we would have to put our expectations on God, not each other, because we are both human.  We will let each other down, even though we don’t want to!  We knew this.  I knew this.

So, why am I having such a hard time with this deployment?  My husband is halfway around the world, and I cannot depend on him to meet my needs; he cannot be here to talk things through, to hold me and tell me he loves me just because I want to hear it, to hang out with me and be there for me in myriad other ways I would like him to be.  He just can’t.  I know that – but I don’t like it!

Some days I must constantly remind myself that I can NEVER expect my husband to meet my needs.  At any time, but especially while he is deployed, it is incredibly selfish and unrealistic for me to be sad or upset that he cannot.  GOD should be my focus.  God never leaves me and is there for me to lean on 24/7.  God will never let me down.  God loves me more than anyone ever could, and knows me better to boot!

Too often I think we look to ourselves and our spouses to meet our needs, even when we think we’re focusing on God!  We can focus on God in some areas where it is obvious we need Him, like major life decisions or emergencies, and feel like we do not need God in areas where our spouse or something else in our life is currently “filling the void” just fine.  We often do not even realize we are doing this until whatever is filling the void is gone or changes; then suddenly we feel empty or incomplete – we notice a void!  We think, when did I decide to fill this area with something other than God?  I know I am guilty!  I have not been focusing enough on God, having been caught up in the bliss of having my husband around most of the months before deployment!  But once we notice such voids, we can ask God to come and fill all areas of our lives.

I am so grateful to have my Heavenly Father ever loving and supporting me!  I know that I do not lean on Him enough, but during this deployment (which has barely begun!) I hope I will learn to go to Him for all of my support and love and affirmation!  Because only when I am full of HIS love can I show true love to my husband and others in my life.  And I know my God is strong and able to fill me with His peace, joy, and love – no matter what the circumstances!

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

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Nikki is married to an amazing man in the Navy.  She works in international affairs and adores warm weather.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Melanie says:

    I feel with you. I also understand the pain when a husband does not fulfill your needs. But I encourage you to talk to your Father in heaven daily, minute to minute, if need be.

    My husband and I used to serve the Lord together. Now my husband has walked away from me. I too am trying to seek My Father for all my needs. May GOD bless you. I will pray He brings you comfort and peace.

  3. Jayeoba emmanuel says:

    When thd wall u lean on daily breaks, u still have a wall in Jesus. Only a few walls can stand the test of time, they are such wall built by trusting in the lord.

  4. Nikki, Katharyn, Melanie, Jayeoba,

    I’m just reading this and hearing a lot of heaviness. Your words of encouragement were well taken. When life doesn’t always go as we desire, consider this one thing.

    A King once had many children, sons and daughters. His children loved and trusted their father and “knew without a doubt, he would always come to their need, regardless of what it was.” Know and understand that the children listened to their fathers advice when considering a matter. They see wisdom and knowlege in his guidance and therefore walk with confidence in knowing, whatever they needed from their father they had it. With that being said hear this; You are a child of the Most High God, you can trust him with all your fears “knowing that he will always honor his Word” nor can his Word return to him void. When living an obedience life before our God he sees “…in secret and rewards you openly”. Live each and everyday of your life knowing that you did not hurt God our Father in anything that you have said or did this day. And continiously repenting of things that we are clearly unaware of that he may grant us the desires of our heart..Paslm 37:4 and Proverbs 3:5-7. May the Lord richly bless all the live in obedience to his Word and eat the Fruits of their labor. Live a happy journey to Heaven.

    May our God Richly Bless You All.

    RSH

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