Faith in marriage is huge! Faith in life and in everything in huge, but I think in marriage it’s one of the biggest factors in our marriages. But it’s not just faith in the big things; it’s faith in the small things too. We believe in God with the big things in our lives. Bringing the man who’s to be our husbands into our lives, guiding us as we have families, showing us the path we’re to take as a family. But I think sometimes we forget that faith is also believing in God with the little things too.

We also have to have faith in our husbands. Trusting that they are leading our families in the way God has shown them. And trusting that they’re going to fix the leaky tap in the bathroom too.

For me the biggest enemy to faith is doubt; that little voice in the back of our heads that’s second guessing what’s being said. It’s the voice of control for someone who has problems with not being in control. Brian will comment about needing to do something in a certain time frame and immediately that voice is saying, Really? You’re going to finish that task in that timeframe? Really Brian? But what is that voice doing – it’s undermining my faith in Brian.

I think sometimes we have the same thing with God. God ask us to do something, but we reply back with the voice. We wonder how in our crazy day we’re supposed to fit in that coffee with a friend who really needs it, or take that one on one time with our husbands when there’s 4 loads of laundry to get done and a to do list that’s a mile long. We doubt what God is asking us to do because we think he doesn’t understand our plan for the day. There’s that control again.

I have definitely noticed that since I’ve become a mom, feeling in control of the house and the to do list and the schedule make me feel a lot better about my days. But is that what God really wants of me? Is that need for control getting in the way of my faith? The past few weeks have been a big test in control. I’m stuck in bed without being able to do much of anything. Not much of anything means that I’m leaving Grayson’s care to Brian and it’s out of my control. Menu and grocery shopping, not in my control. That part of the budget isn’t something I can really control anymore. But the last few weeks and the next few months are a great time for me to work on having faith that Brian has it all under control. I also need to just sit back and trust in God and his handle on the situation. Focusing on the trust I have in God that Aurora will be healthy and whole whenever she chooses to arrive.

So this week I’m going to work on quieting that voice in the back of my head. When it starts to creep up and have a conversation with me, I’m going to squash it. That’s my focus for the week. Stopping that little voice that’s battling my faith.

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8 Responses to Godly Wife: Faith and the Little Voice

  1. Natalie Jackson says:

    I love these Godly Wife posts Jac! This is definitely something I need to work on too. I'll be joining you this week 🙂

    • Jacqueline says:

      Natalie – so glad you're joining us! It's going to be a great week, a great month and a GREAT year. At least that's what I'm believing for.
      Blessings Friend!

  2. Hannah says:

    So very true… I read once about how practice makes perfect in marriage… if I am practicing that discontentment, not trusting, muttering little disrespectful things in my head, that is what I am going to become good at. However, if I am choosing to practice trust and believing the best, etc. it will start to come more naturally. This was a great reminder for me today!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Hannah!! Such a good point – we have to stop practicing the bad stuff, and instead focus on the good. Like muscle memory – the more you do something the more your body just remembers how. Let's build up a muscle memory for trust and respect.

  3. What Hannah said ^^^ it's so true. I do not like the voice in my head, sometimes I feel like it HATES my husband and I certainly do no. I think we need to start praying together and leaning on our faith a bit more. Thank you for this post!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Sarah!! Yes yes yes – I don't hate Brian and I have so much respect for him, but there are days when I think "what am I thinking?" I think a good first step is to be open. There are days when Brian crawls into bed at the end of the day and I apologize to him for 5 minutes because I've had a horrible attitude towards him that day. Praying for you and your sweet heart!

  4. Nadine says:

    Last night I spent time praying for my future husband's purity and his relationship with God.

    As I prayed, I chatted with God about how I will be satisfied even if the only "bride" I am is to Christ. There is no guarantee of a wedding here but I can have faith that guaranteed I get to participate in that wedding feast with the Lord someday. That's exciting.

    Yet I pray for faith, and I pray for providence that there will be a wedding feast this side of eternity for me and a husband.

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