[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Twice I nearly married the wrong man. The same wrong man. The only thing that kept me back was the grace of God. Love is sometimes blind, and oftentimes foolish- when misguided. That’s a long story, perhaps for another book. Suffice it to say, when I realized that my good friend Robb was also the love of my life, everything changed. Not that Robb is perfect or that I am (far from it); but we are perfect for each other. This Saturday will mark one month already of being married. Time flies when you’re having fun! I know that I am too newlywed to make any serious comments or give any marital advice, but so far this relationship is crystallizing for me some beautiful biblical truths. I am seeing the love and faithfulness of God through my husband. We have already faced insurmountable odds together, both before marriage and now. There are a lot of trials and struggles that surround us, but it is wonderful to face it together.
Despite this beautiful new journey, I sometimes find myself thinking that once this is settled, or that is finalized, everything will be cool. We can be at peace. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. If we cannot experience the peace of God in the midst of our greatest storms, then we will not experience it on the other end either. Our peace is not circumstantial. It is not based on our understanding, but it is the peace that Jesus promises to give us: the peace that PASSES all understanding (see Philippians 4:7). It is beyond explanation, beyond reason. This peace is ours when we are sick, when we deal with corruption, when friends betray us, when ministry fails. This is the peace of God that we have because we are at peace WITH God. I am thankful beyond words for the godly husband that I have; but even when he fails me, my God will not. Even when I fail him, God is his rock. Because the Lord is our foundation, because He is our everything, we can enjoy the journey. We don’t have to wait to enjoy the destination, but we can live in each moment, in each trial, and find the blessings as we meditate on God’s love and goodness toward us. I’m thankful for the struggles, because God is teaching us such an important lesson in the beginning of our marriage. With our hands joined together, and with God holding us both, we are victorious. We are joyful. We have the abundant life that Jesus has promised to us.
Truly, we are so rich and so blessed.
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[author] [author_image timthumb='on']http://www.ericambasan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_0088.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hi, my name is Erica and I am a God-called missionary for Northern Uganda. It is my passion and life-calling to bring God’s word to the people of the world. Each and every one of us can do our part in spreading God’s word to people in need of Jesus’ healing touch and hope. Trying to figure out if God has called you to the mission field? Do you want to learn more about what it’s like to be a missionary? Check out my book, For the Joy Set Before Us – Insights Into the Missionary Journey today.[/author_info] [/author]