At church this Sunday, we sang Matt Redman's "Never Once." Have you heard it?
As we sang and praised God, I was flooded with specific memories of times I thought I was alone. Times where I chose my ways over His ways. Times where my perceived isolation led to pain in those around me. Times where I, myself, was hurting and struggling.
In each specific memory, I carried my husband's last name. Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew I had to prepare this post on Praise in Marriage, maybe that's why God brought these past circumstances to the forefront of my mind.
You see, a lot of wives out there aren't married to a spiritual leader, me included. The thought of "praising" him makes my head tilt a little. Yet, with arms lifted high and tears welling up in each eye this Sunday, I rejoiced in the grace and mercy from a Father with boundless love and infinite forgiveness.
While we wait for them to step into the role of spiritual leader of our families, he can still be praised. We can still build him up, encourage him, honor him, and respect him while extending the same grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness that Christ gives us without our deserving it.
When battling the whys in the face of disappointment, remember:
Every step we are breathing in your grace
Evermore we'll be breathing out your praise
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