Here I Stand
You’re like a mirror to my soul but a queen
And finally now, I know just what that means, oh yeah
You’re the blessing I never thought I would get
And to the Lord I humbly bow my head
Beautiful words to express how you feel about your spouse. Usher Raymond really poured out his heart to the love of his life. He really wanted her to know that “Here [he] Stand.”
Do you have the same sentiments when it comes to standing with your spouse? This would include the good times, the bad times, and the ugly times. Many of us would say yes I will be there through thick and thin; however, it’s easier said than done.
Building a strong bond, relationship, and communication in marriage takes hard work. As we know, people changes, situations changes, values and priorities changes which will breed uncertainty and differences in marriage.
When situations become tough, it’s hard to believe that you will be able to stand with your spouse through thick and thin but you can.
Steps to Overcome Obstacles
2. NEVER use negative words to describe your marriage, situation, or spouse
3. Pray and ask God to be a shield and beacon to help you get pass this hiccup
Most obstacles are fanned and kept alive by disagreements or arguments. We must understand that we cannot get past obstacles in our marriage if we do not recognize that a change must take place.
Disagreements occur because our needs weren’t met. When there is a disagreement don’t feed the fire with sharp words instead stop, pray, & think…sometimes its best to let things cool off.
Never allow a weak moment (disagreement) to take away from the foundation (bond) you & your spouse are building. Remember you took a vow to stand together as one through sickness (bad times) and in health (good times).
Keep in mind that no conflict, obstacle, or disagreement is stronger than the bond and/or love that you and your spouse has for each other.
Here is your new affirmation: Here [I] Stand with my spouse hand and hand just as I did on my wedding day. I promised before God to become one with him/her and I will until the day I die. My spouse means more to me than winning any disagreement. Amen.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.- 1 Peter 1:6-7
What are your plans to remain standing with your spouse? Post your comments below but share this post with your friends and family; it could really benefit someone.