When you face marriage difficulties and you don’t know how to solve them or how you are going to get through them, you need assistance. You need someone to comfort you and guide you. That someone is the Holy Spirit, and He can help you through very difficult times in your marriage. Here’s how.
Romans chapter 8, verses 26 to 27 say:
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
You know that prayer changes situations. However, when situations look bleak, you may not know what to pray for or how to pray. That is when the Holy Spirit steps in. He will help you when you are too spiritually weak to pray. He will intercede for you before the Father. If you will open up and allow Him to search your heart, you may find yourself crying out or just groaning before Him. This is a good thing.
Through this type of prayer, God knows exactly what you need at that time. You have to trust His will for your marriage and be patient while He works. Remember that His will may not be your will.
John chapter 14, verse 26 says:
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
Do you ever wonder what that voice is that warns you not to say certain things to your spouse? Or what about that voice that encourages you to say or do something kind for your spouse right after an argument? I’ve heard that voice, and sometimes I respond with “I don’t think so!”
That voice is the Holy Spirit. I know that if I would have obeyed Him, I could have avoided senseless arguments and tension between myself and my husband. The Holy Spirit is a comforter. He is a teacher and if you allow Him, He will give you tips for your marriage.
Next time you hear that quiet voice, obey it. Trust me, you will be happy if you do. The Holy Spirit will teach you how to be the husband or wife God wants you to be to your spouse. I’ve asked to be taught and He has come through!
So the next time a situation comes up in your relationship and you feel like you have no help, turn to the Holy Spirit. He will pray for your, comfort you, teach you and remind you of what God has told you.