Suitable

Genesis 2:18 – The Lord  God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Read that again and this time put your name in the place of “man” and “him”. Our all-knowing, all-gracious Father declared that it was “not good” for us to be alone. If you are reading this and are married – then that means you. God decided it was not a good thing for you to be alone – so He did something to help you. Something He determined would be great for you – just what you need – because He loves you and has a fabulous plan for your life.

So, he made her. That woman you live with. Yes, her.

Out of all the women on the planet, He decided that she was the most ‘suitable’ for you. Perfect? No. Just the most suitable according to God’s definition.

One thing that serves to help us through rough spots in our relationship is thankfulness. God tells us “in” everything give thanks. He doesn’t say “for” everything. No matter what we are feeling or not feeling in our marriage right now, we can be thankful. Thank Him for His unconditional love, His total and complete forgiveness, His personal provision in our wife, and His “good plans” that He has for us.

He is a good God, a wonderful and loving Father Who will never do anything in your life that is not in your best interest.

Our wife is a deliberate and personal gift from Father to us. How often do we show our appreciation to Him for loving us that much? How often do we treat His hand-crafted and precious daughter as His most prized possession?

God gave us the wife we have, because He loves us and He knows she is the perfect “helper/completer” for us. Let’s spend some time thanking Him for His wonderful gift, and see if our view of her changes in the process.

James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above

Rob

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3 thoughts on “Suitable

  1. The person God brings to you and you choose to marry – is your soul mate. There is no more looking over the fence or questioning if there may be another.
    If we focus on being the spouse God requires of us – we will be the soulmate our spouse longs for.

  2. Rob, I wake up almost every morning and thank god for the wife he brought me. When we first met I used to believe in coincidence but now more than everything I believe more in god and realize god definitely had a hand in bringing my wife to me. She’s been an amazing asset to me personally and in fact it’s because of her, that I accepted Jesus in my life. Prior to her, I was agnostic but now I’m a believer and I don’t think I would have done it without her. As such, thank you father for bringing me my best friend, my wife and the love of my life.

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