I painted a similar painting to this one for my sweet daughter-in-law for Christmas. They have only been married for a year. I can’t speak for everyone, but for me that first year of marriage was very hard. First I was living with a new person and he was different from me. As a young bride, I had expectations of what marriage would be like. I expected to spend at least 8 hours of quality time a day with him. We would laugh and do fun things, just like dating. Instead there were bills, dirty dishes, dirty clothes, work and definitely not 8 hours of quality time. The listening ear that I had when we were dating was not always available after we married. Some nights I would silently cry myself to sleep. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband and I am so happy that I married him and he is a really great guy. I’m just saying that the first year of marriage was hard.
Psalms 30:5 says, “…Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of
joy comes in the morning.”
Marriage is hard. My rock is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Too many times wives put their husband above God. I realized later in my marriage that I could not do that. God had to come first in my life. Whatever may be going on in my life, I know that God is always constant. Sometimes I may not feel loved by my husband but God’s love is perfect, sacrificial, and never ending. Each morning I get up and make me a cup of coffee and go into my room and sit down with the Word of God. I have had some really sweet moments in those times with God. His word really is sweeter than honey. You should try it sometime.