What do you do when you see something falling apart and you can’t seem to do anything about it? Do you do nothing? Do you try to fix it? If you try to fix it, how long should you go before you give up or do you give up at all? When is enough “enough”?
There are so many things in this life that you either give up on so easily or we “try” to fix it but when it just gets too hard or takes too long we just stop. We give up. This is how many marriages fall apart today because, to put it bluntly, MARRIAGE IS HARD!! It takes work and a lot of it. It has never been easy and never will be.
When you first get married, you have your rose colored glasses on and it’s like nothing can go wrong. You plan to be with your partner for the rest of your life. From there, as each marriage will be different, the rose colored glasses slowly but surely lose their bloom and reality sets in that this IS actually hard work. It’s not easy and nothing like you had envisioned married life would be like. It’s no longer that “walk in the park” you had always dreamed about. But through it all, the two of you stay the course and somehow work things out and stay together for many years to come.
Then tragedy strikes. The inconceivable happens. You have always said, “That won’t happen to me” or “That wont’ happen to us.” Then one day it does. It changes your life forever. It rocks your heart and shakes you to your soul, to the very core of who you are. So how do you go on from here let alone how will it affect your marriage?
From this point on in your married life, it becomes harder than either one of you could have ever imagined. Nothing in life could have prepared you both for the road you were getting ready to travel. Yet here you both are anyway traveling the worst road you have ever seen let alone been on.
You both struggle. The marriage suffers. How do the two of you truly make it work? Only God knows and He is the only one who knows the plan He has for them. He knows it won’t be easy. He knows that this time in their lives will truly test them to their limits. However, He also has faith in them to where He knows they will succeed and overcome the tragedy that has besieged them. God just knows all will be ok in the end. He is their rock, their footprints in the sand holding them up and giving each one of them the strength to go on and make it through to become the people He knows they already are. He can see what they can’t that through the most difficult time in both their lives and in their marriage God is seeing them through above all else.