Go and Stand By Your Man
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” Ecclesiastes 4:9
While standing near the dinner table, I see my husband with his head laid on the table. I’m feeling frustrated and angry. He is feeling tired and frustrated as well. I hear thoughts from the enemy telling me I am better off alone. He sounds like the rants of an angry and bitter friend who is miserable and wants me to be lonely and miserable too. In the midst of all the emotions going on within me, I hear God’s still small voice say, “Go and stand by your man.” So I go and stand by him and we hold each other at our side. As I stood there next to him, a renewed love for him fills my heart and washes over me like a tidal wave. He is my man and even though he has flaws and weaknesses that frustrates me, he is mine. I decided in that moment that I will stand by him for the rest of our lives. This one move alone caused every voice of the enemy to immediately silence and the voice of the Holy Spirit to be heard loud and clear. In every home the enemy is seeking to divide and conquer. He is busy trying to cause married couples to stand against each other instead of with each other. He appeals to our emotions and if we don’t know how he operates, we will let him turn a small problem into a really big issue. Hear God’s wisdom today. Don’t give room to that sneaky devil. Stand by your man. Yes, he may have flaws and all. So do you. Work through issues together and let nothing and no one divide you and cause you to stand on opposite sides of each other. You are stronger together than you are apart. Go and stand by your man!
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your wisdom. I pray for my husband that You will comfort his heart and strengthen him like only you can. I love him. Help me to stand by his side no matter what. I plead the blood of Jesus over our marriage, and I bind the enemy and put him under my feet. He will not divide and conquer my home. I receive Your practical wisdom and choose to walk in it. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.