Married couples have almost unlimited exposure to life's ups and downs, and there are times when our own husbands need encouragement not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Sometimes I feel like I struggle to find the right words when I need to encourage my husband. I often use the same words of encouragement and they seem like overkill. Isn't it humbling to know that we are all made in God's image, even when we fail or fail? As I sit and think about it, this is the ultimate love letter to us. God's love is deep and wide.
If you've ever been through a tough time in life, there's nothing like someone who tries to pick you up, doesn't keep a log of mistakes (a big problem for me), and sets an example of trusting God's Word to help gain strength. .
I consider it my marital duty to try to lift and encourage my spouse rather than constantly nagging and tearing him down. I'm not always good at this.
Over the last few months we have gone through many life adjustments selling our house, buying a new home and starting a new business all in less than 4 weeks. When I sit back and look at our situation at 30,000 feet, it seems a little crazy to me.Add in my severe morning sickness with baby #4 and take care of three kids under the age of four.
Some seasons are easier than others, but I know that daily we try to seek God's plan and let go of other distractions. Not always easy. Sometimes I don't do it with a grateful heart.
There are times when I allow my way to get in my way and forget to support my husband the way the Bible tells us to. I wish I could say I've always been an excellent wife, but I know that's not the case.
I FELT LIKE A MARTYR FOR TIMES...
I mean well, yes. But sometimes I value my own image and actions about my husband. I hate to admit it, but I found myself:
- Compare my daily actions and tasks with his
- I appreciate my quiet time and my cooldown over his
- You feel like a martyr when you have time alone or you go on a trip and I'm home
- Forgetting the Fruit of the Spirit and What It Means for Our Marriage
- Not being as supportive as I should be with my husband when he needs it most
Does anyone identify with this?
We have three children under the age of four and a fourth is on the way. Yes, it was planned. But there are times when we both just need encouragement, time alone, time together to focus on our marriage, and habits of daily immersion in God's Word. It doesn't always happen.
I AM A GOOD WIFE IN MANY WAYS AND YOU ARE TOO
If you're reading this blog post, you can probably relate to me in many ways. You work hard for your family, love your children and husband very much, and sacrifice many personal things for them.
Although we are not perfect, we look for the right things every day and the best part is that we have a good husband who is also a best friend. A partner. A spouse. An encourager.
In perfect unity, on our wedding day, I pledged to support, love, protect and care for my husband. I know I can't do this alone and I need my Savior Jesus Christ, friends, family and mentors in my life to help me stay the course.
Life gets messy. Life gets busy. However, I know that love covers so many stains, frustrations and difficulties because I chose it and I still choose it.
The best way to be encouraged is to simply immerse yourself in God's Word. Let's go!
ENCOURAGING WRITING TO HUSBAND
I am grateful for my husband and I love him very much. I am still very grateful that our paths crossed 12 years ago. He was my first love, and as a young man I knew he was a Keeper.
I wanted to write this post to inspire anyone who is at a crossroads with encouragement or unsure how to cheer up their husband with some of these powerful Bible verses about marriage. Toughness breeds character, I truly believe this to be true. Having a deep love for the Lord God as the head of the church is the beginning.
Encouraging verses about strength and peace
#1 | João 16:33
"I have told you these things so that you may have peace in me. In this world you will have problems! But take courage! I have conquered the world."
#2 | Isaiah 41:10
“So do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be alarmed, because I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will support you with my righteous right hand.”
#3 | Joshua 1:9
"Be strong and courageous; fear not and fear not, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
#4 | Isaiah 40:29
"He gives strength to the weak and strength to the powerless."
#5 | 1 Petrus 5:10
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, he himself will restore you and make you strong, firm and constant."
#6 | Philippians 4:13
"All this I can through Christ who strengthens me."
#7 | 2 Corinthians 12:1
“Therefore, for Christ's sake, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in afflictions, in persecutions, in difficulties. Because when I am weak, then I am strong.”
#8 | 2 Thessalonians 3:3
"But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from harm."
#9 | Salmo 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—whom shall I fear?”
#10 Isaiah 40:31
“But those who hope in the Lord will have new strength. They will soar with wings like eagles; They will run and not be weary, they will walk and not become weak.”
Encouraging verses about comfort and healing
#11 | Jeremiah 33:6
Even so, I will bring him health and healing; I will heal my people and let them enjoy peace and security.”
No. 12 | John 14:27
„I leave you peace; I give you my peace. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.”
#13 | Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is light and my burden is light.”
#14 Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, because I praise you.
#15 | 3 João 1:2
Dear friend, I pray that you are in good health and that all is well with you, even if your soul is well.
Encouraging Verses for Perseverance
#16 | Galatians 6:9
Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we shall reap a harvest if we do not give up.
#17 | Hebrews 12:1-3
“Therefore, surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us cast away all that hinders us and the sin that so easily ensnares us. And with perseverance let us run the course destined for us,Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and finisher of the faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. See the one who endured such opposition from sinners so that you do not become weary and discouraged.”
#18 | Romans 5:3-4
Not only that, but we also take pride in our suffering because we know that suffering breeds perseverance;endurance, character; and character, hope.
#19 Deuteronomy 31:8
The Lord himself will go before you and be with you; He will never leave or leave you. Do not be afraid; don't get discouraged."
#20 | 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So let's not be discouraged. Although we are fading on the outside, we are being renewed on the inside day by day. For our small and momentary difficulties bring us an eternal glory that far surpasses them all.Therefore, we do not fix our eyes on the visible, but on the invisible, because the visible is impermanent, but the invisible is eternal.
#21 |Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
#22 |Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work with all your heart, as if you were working for the Lord, not for human masters,for you know that your reward will be an inheritance from the Lord. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
#23 | Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us to have hope through the perseverance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they give us.
#24 | Tiago 1:12
Blessed is he who endures the test, because after passing the test, he will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
#25 | Salmo 3:22-23
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his mercy never fails. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Other great encouraging verses for your husband
#26 |Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid of them, nor be afraid of them, lest the Lord your God go with you; He will never leave or leave you.
#27 | Romans 8:31
What shall we say then in answer to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
#28 | Romans 15:13
May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him to be filled with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
#29 | Marcos 10:27
Jesus looked at them and said, “It is impossible with men, but not with God. Because with God all things are possible.
#30 | Proverbs 3:3-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all his ways, and he will smooth your paths.
#31 | Matthew 17:20
Our faith can move mountains.
#32 | Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans that will prosper you and not harm you, plans that will give you hope and a future."
#33 | Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
#34 | Hebrews 10:36
You must persevere so that when you have done God's will, you may receive what He has promised.
#35 | Tiago 1:4
Let perseverance finish its work so that you are mature and complete and lacking nothing.
#36 | Romans 2:7
He will give eternal life to those who seek glory, honor and immortality through persistent good deeds.
#37 | Matthew 24:13
But whoever stands firm to the end will be saved
#38 | 1 Corinthians 9:24
Didn't you know that in a race all the runners run but only one gets the prize? Run to win the prize.
#39 | 2 Timothy 4:7
I fought the good fight, I finished my career, I kept the faith.
#40 | 2 Timothy 2:3
Suffer with me as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
The power of God is truly present in all these verses, which is why they inspired me to write them in this post. Little things like sharing a verse build endurance in a much more lasting way than anything else. Another wonderful way to encourage is to find a good book that has a strong positive message to go with the verse you are sharing.
Hope this helps someone become an encourager for someone they love! May the peace of God be with you!
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Ephesians 5:22-33 In-Context
21 Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another. 22 Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. 23 The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
- “I'm so proud of you.” While it's likely true, you probably don't say it enough. ...
- “I'm here to listen.” ...
- “I appreciate everything you do.” ...
- “Don't forget to take care of yourself first.” ...
- “Sometimes you have to go through the bad days to find the good.”
Heavenly Father, I thank You for my husband and for the gift he is to my life. I thank You that he is a man of integrity and that our entire family is blessed to have him as our leader. I stand in faith believing that he has favor with You and every person with whom he comes in contact.How can I encourage my husband in the Lord? ›
We can do as 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” You can begin by calling out to God on your husband's behalf. More than a basic “pray for him,” this means true supplication — crying out to the Lord to bless, heal, convict and move him.What is a wife's prayer for her husband? ›
LORD, I thank You for my husband. Thank You for creating him in Your image, designing him for greatness and strength. God, please give my husband the joy of knowing true wisdom and following good counsel.