Marriage is an exciting and beautiful gift from God. However, like all other areas of life, you’ll encounter situations in marriage that will make you afraid. After all, we promise in our wedding vows to love for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. Whether it’s tragedy, illness, or unmet expectations, it doesn’t take long for fear to creep into your marriage.
Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” If you trust in God’s Word, you can be assured that the power of His love will help you overcome your fears—even those relating to your marriage.
When troubles come, you can be confident in Christ’s steadfast love and devotion. Are you facing pain or distress in your marriage? Take comfort in the Lord’s promises to never leave or forsake us. Are you uneasy in the middle of tests and trials? Know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28)
Isn’t it amazing to know that His faithfulness and mercy are not a result of our love toward Him, but His love for us? (Romans 8:37) Nothing in all creation is able to separate you from the love of God. (Romans 8:35)
Don’t let your heart be troubled. (John 14:1) When doubts and fears come into your marriage, love your spouse like Jesus loves you. Be fully devoted to God, together, and know that when God’s love is perfected in you, all your fears will be cast away, no matter what trial you’re facing.