You face a problem. How do you bring your faith into play when that happens? The way in which you do so makes a difference. And in that light, there’s a two-part prayer that applies to almost any such situation
Traditionally a new year is a time for planning, making resolutions, and writing down goals for what you want to accomplish. There’s nothing magic about a new year that guarantees better things ahead, but it does offer a reminder that doing the same things will not lead to different results. If you want to enter 2019 with purpose, it’s something you must do intentionally.
God’s plan for you is to “be conformed to the image of His Son.” (Romans 8:29) How’s that working out for you? Would someone looking at your life say that you act like, talk like, respond like Jesus more today than you did when you first became a believer? Or more than a year ago?
Oh, if it were only that easy! I hear every day from a husband or wife who says, “I can’t get my spouse to do . . . . And if they would change, everything would be great!” You cannot get married expecting to change your spouse. And yet you can change them. Sound confusing?
Marriage is not easy. You know that. When things become so painful it may seem leaving the marriage would be the only way to stop the pain. What do you do when you feel like giving up on your marriage?