“For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
— Habakkuk 3:17–18 ASV
It’s never easy to rejoice when things aren’t going your way. There are seasons when we seem to struggle mightily in every area. However, nothing is more difficult than when the struggle creeps into our marriages and home lives. Whether it be the presence of conflict or the absence of physical intimacy, there are dry times when nothing seems to flourish in your marriage.
This is no time to give up on God but rather a time to lean in on what he has already done in our lives. If we can’t celebrate one single thing that is going right presently, then we can look to the cross and rejoice in what he did at Calvary.
I would love to tell you that our teachings on marriage are guaranteed to make you thrive. I do believe they will help you along the way, but it will likely take time. So while you wait, here’s a little tip. Rejoice in the God of your salvation. Recognize that Jesus is all you need, even when Jesus is all you have.
As important as marriage is, it’s not a part of eternity. (I kinda hate to be the one to remind you of that, but it comes straight from Jesus in Matthew 22:30.) Don’t lose sight of what matters most for what matters now. You may want to be saved from the futility and frustration, but you already have what matters most: a God who loves you and pursues you unconditionally.