Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Three Men

In my sphere of relationships I know three men who have allowed there wives to rule over them and their children, controlling and manipulating everything and everyone in their path.  

 Over the decades these men have allowed their wives to leave devastation in their wakes.  

Not only have people’s lives been affected, even destroyed, but all those dominated by these women have been left with wounds deeper than any physical scars.

As a Believer I can rise above the pain, but the scars will remain.  As a child of God I can be in His strength and I can come alongside those who lay wounded in their wake, but their scars will remain.

“Why is she allowed to do this?” was the cry I heard this week from one wounded soul. Her life has been nearly ruined, but by the grace of God, she was given freedom!  What a privilege it was to come alongside her in her woundedness.
She asked me, “Do you believe in God?”

“Oh, yes! I do!” was my reply to this frail woman.

I then asked, “Do you believe in God?”

“No!” was her agonizing reply. “How does a good God allow this to happen?”

What a gift from God to give me this bridge to the gospel!  Praise the LORD!  I was able to share openly the truth of the gospel, and she was receptive to hear of His mercy even in such unfair, unjust situations.

She will carry her scars with her, but I am praying for her to be revived by the One who can do more than we can imagine. 

THIS is the LORD working in the aftermath of evil.

Three wimpy men have allowed their women to cruelly control, connive, and manipulate all those around them. 

May God's mercy flow freely to  those who choose to hear His calling and may He be glorified in even this.

Ephesians 5:22-33
Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.
For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body.
As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word,
that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
So [also] husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body.

“For this reason a man shall leave [his] father and [his] mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.”

This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband.


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