Oftentimes, when challenges arise in a marriage, either or both of the couple can begin to struggle with discouragement. There are tons of emotions that can creep in through the process. There could be feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, frustration and discouragement. In situations like this, it is important to seek solace in God’s word so that you can feel empowered and stable to face the day. God’s word will give you the strength and power to overcome the sadness that you currently feel.
While engaging in God’s word, pay attention to the stirrings in your heart and instructions that the Holy Spirit can be giving you. He can lead you to resources like books, courses, training, or articles that can change the perspective you currently have about the issues you are facing or he can lead you to teachers, spiritual leaders, or professionals who can function as counselors and mentors for you directly and indirectly. Seeking solace in God’s word is a tool for divine grace and strength but God always speaks further by changing your mindset on the issue or even expanding it through external trusted resources that deal further with the issue. We will be sharing various scriptures from time to time that can help you deal with challenges in your marriage. Here are 14 powerful scriptures you can note down, meditate on and pray with it. You are strengthened in this season and God’s healing power is on you.
- Isaiah 40:31 NIV
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
2. Joshua 1:9 AMP
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
3. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 AMP
3 Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
4. Colossians 3:15 NIV
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
5. Psalm 23:4 NIV
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
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6. Psalm 147:3 NIV
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
7. Psalm 34:17-19 AMP
When the righteous cry [for help], the Lord hears And rescues them from all their distress and troubles.
The Lord is near to the heartbroken, and He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin).
Many hardships and perplexing circumstances confront the righteous, But the Lord rescues him from them all.
8. Psalm 55:22 AMP
Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
9. Isaiah 41:10 AMP
‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’
10. Isaiah 26:3 AMP
“You will keep in [a]perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both [b]inclination and character] Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
11. Philippians 4:7 AMP
7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
12. Psalm 28:7 AMP
The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield; My heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song, I shall thank Him and praise Him.
13. Matthew 11:28 AMP
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].
14. Romans 8:28 AMP
28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
Are there other scriptures that have helped you in your journey through marriage? You can share some scriptures in the comment section.
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