Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Patient and Listening Heart

When it comes to struggles in your marriage, are you patient? Are you quick to listen?

There I was letting the steamy water pour into my right ear. After about a minute of doing that, I rubbed my ear in an attempt to dislodge any water that might still be in there. All of a sudden, there was a lot of pain. So, silly me, I guess I didn't believe it, I rubbed it again just to make sure. Yup, the pain was real. I did not imagine it. I had to quickly turn off the water and get out of the shower.

Thankful Through It All

My body does not handle stress well at all. This sudden pain caused me stress. All I could think was, "quick grab a gown, put it on and lay on the bed", but that never happened.

I managed to remember that I had hydrocortisone in the bathroom, so I took some, without water. I had to just let it dissolve on my tongue while I sat on the chair we have in the bathroom. I still ended up passing out.

When I came to, I sat there and just cried. I am so thankful that God allowed all of the ingredients of hydrocortisone to be put together to keep me alive. I am so thankful that I had a bottle of the pills in the bathroom and that there was a chair in there.

About an hour later, T called on his way home from work and I told him what had happened. To him, his way of thinking had figured that I had had a low blood sugar moment. He did not listen to me. Instead of getting upset at him, I said, "no, I had major pain in my ear. Everything that happened stemmed from that."

It would have been so easy for me to get upset with him. What I had been thinking was, "my right ear is stuffed up, but you are the one that is not listening." However, I know that type of statement would not have helped anything other than venting my frustration.

A Work In Progress 

In marriage, as with any relationship, we need to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. I have to admit, that this is something that I struggle with. I am perfectly imperfect. I am a work in progress.

1 Peter 1:22 CEV  

You obeyed the truth, and Your souls were made pure. Now you sincerely love each other. But you must keep on loving with all your heart.


Dear Father, please help me to sincerely love my husband. Help me to keep on loving him with all of my heart. Please help our marriage to grow and be strong as You would have it to be, Father. I pray that Your will be done. In Jesus' name, Amen.

James 1:19 CEV 

My friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry.


Dear Father, please help me to learn to listen with all of my heart. Father, I want to be quick to listen to whatever is weighing on my husband's heart and slow to speak or become angry. Please give me a patient and listening heart. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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When it comes to struggles in your marriage, are you patient?
Are you quick to listen?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it I will be happy to help carry your load.

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