Have you been through a period of life when everything looked bleak?When it seemed everything around you was coming unraveled?As he stroked her tear-lined face with his tough, leathery hands, he said, "Don't you understand, sweetheart?
Grey was game, but I was unwilling to commit because I didn’t want to take on the challenge of raising financial support.
We had funded one year of mission work with our own savings, but relying on God to lead people to support us caused me great anxiety.
God patiently worked with Gideon to remove his doubts and to make him aware that God alone was his strength, telling him in verse 16, “I will be with you.” So how do we complainers, self-doubters and rebels respond when we encounter God’s assignments in our married life?
The first challenge is that there are two of us for God to deal with.
• When we sense God leading each of us in different directions, how can we come to agreement?
This page is unavailable due to either geographic restrictions or other restrictions in place at this time.The fire that destroyed our house guided us home." Barbara and I and our family have certainly gone through times when there were "fires" burning.But we've also discovered that during these times, these crises have guided us "home," because they've forced us to hunker down in faith, crying out in absolute dependence upon God. We don't know what You are up to, but we trust in You." DISCUSS What is an example of a trial you've experienced that turned out to have a good consequence from an eternal perspective?Gideon-like, I was setting up my own fleece experiments. We were nothing special, but raising support went well. Gideon’s story, and the whole Bible, is full of principles we can apply to our lives today.Each day of marriage we can recall God’s blessings to us, be assured that he is with us—even in our weaknesses—and believe that he has work for us to do.While Grey stayed steady in his commitment to return to the mission field, I, like Gideon, whined about it and then asked God for a sign.