Question (from Facebook community): “My walk with the Lord really seems to suffer and take the hit the most. Do you have any counsel on how you maintained a consistent, fruitful walk with the Lord even in a bad marriage?”
Worship. If you’re not in a church, get in one. If you’re in one, but your attendance is sporadic, commit to going every week. And if you’re going every week but something’s missing, ask the Spirit to bring a new vibrancy to your worship experience. He is God even in the hard times and deserves our worship no matter what our circumstances are doing to us.
Community. You are lonely, even if you don’t think you are. You need to be talking to someone about your flailing faith who will gently push you back to Jesus. Reach out, even if it’s hard, to a female friend who will hold you accountable as you attempt to revive your walk.
-Ask God to give you a heart that loves him more than anything else.
-Ask God to increase your faith in him and to help you to trust him more.
-Ask God to help you be more aware of his presence in your daily life.
-Ask God to give you a hunger for his Word.
-Ask God to renew your heart and your relationship with him.
-Ask God to give you holy wonder – true awe for who he really is.
-If you’re tired, ask for his rest; if you’re lonely, ask for his companionship.
-Ask God, when you don’t know what else to ask for, to “be big” in your life.
-Ask God to help you fall in love with him.
Remember that God is “close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18) and that he promises to draw near to you as you draw near to him (James 4:8). In other words, God is here and waiting, and you just need to move a little bit closer. So today, move closer.
If this post helped you, I would encourage you to check out “Surviving in a Difficult Christian Marriage”, found here.