Many times we can think that our husbands aren’t being understanding of all that we have to do in the home. We cook, clean, do the laundry, take care of the children, and many of us do all of this and work a job as well. We can think to ourselves, “My husband is so insensitive! He doesn’t help me? He comes in the door after work and sits down! He should want to help me!” For years, when my hubby walked in the door after a long day at work, I always expected him to have tons of energy and to jump right in to help out with the kids and house duties so I can get a break. I had to realize that if he’s been dealing with difficult people all day, has had to make a long drive, and only ate the sandwich I fixed him for lunch, then he’s tired by the time he comes home. So rather than saying, “Tag, you’re it!”, right when he walks through door, I began making the house peaceful by laying the kids down so it’s nice and quiet, preparing him dinner and fixing him a candlelight bath. He walks in the door now and smiles; he looks forward to coming home because it’s peaceful. He should not have to avoid coming home because of all of the chaos and instant demands he will have to face. I want him to walk in and feel peace. That’s what we should provide for them. When you do that, you are being selfless, and are putting the needs of your husband before your own. This act of love truly pleases God.
“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalms 23:2-3 (NLT)
Thank You for showing me how to love my husband. You say that love is not demanding. For years I was demanding and I felt I had a right to be, until Your love showed me how to love and be selfless. Thank You. I pray my husband always knows how much I love him by my acts of love. I pray our home is filled with Your peace and rest, and that everyday when he walks in the door he is happy to be home. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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