Then we turn right around and behave as if all our concerns, hurts, worries, childhood issues, wounds, sadness, depression, and loneliness will be magically cured if only...our marriage was restored, our spouse came home or just did this or that. Right? If you could save your spouse or them you, if your marriage could save you both...there would be no need for Christ, no need for His death.
Your spouse and/or their return home, will not cure you. It won't heal the pain. It certainly won't save you. There is only one man, one God that can do that, Jesus Christ.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
Being separated from a spouse, when it isn't your choice, is hurtful, to put it mildly. It can create soul wounds that only Christ can heal. Their return, however much it is wanted, will not heal you or solve all your problems. Actually, upon their return, is a whole new set of issues to work through.
Jeremiah 31:25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
We need to understand this longing within us. Nothing will satisfy it. You can have the best marriage in the world and still feel unsatisfied and empty. God created us with a longing that only He can fill. We must go to Him daily, if not moment by moment, to satisfy the emptiness in our hearts. Psalm 145:16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The desire toward our spouse is only a symptom of our emptiness. Our soul poverty can only be filled with the richness of Christ.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
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