August 16, 2012

Support Your Husband

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 16, 2012

“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18

Husbands have a God given support system in their sweet spouse. Heaven has provided just the right wife for a husband to receive help.  This divine strategy is a blessing, because left to himself, a husband is incomplete—he maintains at best. The Lord’s plan gives a wife the opportunity to make her man feel confident and in control. Most of all her love for Jesus is the fuel that fuels her faith in her husband. She is his best helper.

What if your husband is ungrateful and hard to please? Your model of unselfish support is a testimony to your trust in God. If your husband takes you for granted, pray the Holy Sprit will convict him of his need for appreciation. A supportive attitude attracts your husband to your heart. Trust the Lord will grow him in grace and gratitude. A woman of prayer wisely waits on God to work, without rushing ahead with sincere solutions.

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…” Ephesians 1:18a

Support him when he is mad and your patient smile will make him glad. Support him when he is sick and your compassionate heart will bring quicker healing. Support him when he is successful and your unselfish celebration will cause mutual joy. Support him in his work and your loyalty to his labor will grow his feelings of significance. Above all, support him as your spiritual leader, as your validation gives him courage to continue.

As a husband you may seem self-sufficient, but you are really not a lone ranger. You are one flesh with your bride and you need her help. So, acknowledge your dependence on God and your need for your wife’s support. Invite her into your hopes and fears. Be vulnerable with your emotions that are hard to express and receive her comfort and counsel. It’s bad to be alone at home with your wife, but it is very, very good to have her selfless support.

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thanks for loving me so that I can love and support my husband.

Related Readings: Job 42:5; Proverbs 31:11; 1 Corinthians 11:9; 2 Corinthians 4:6

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  1. Carmen Jackson via Facebook says:

    Would love to if I had one…

  2. Deb Genovese says:

    I was a bit confused by the last paragraph, last sentence, “It’s bad to be alone at home with your wife, but it is very, very good to have her selfless support. ” is there a typo here, if not, would you explain further what you are trying to convey? Thank you! 🙂

  3. Deb Genovese says:

    P.S. I usually forward your blogs, or share them of FB, so I wanted to be sure of what you meant in case there were questions. I have several friends who have subscribed, and truly appreciate your insight into the Word!

  4. Vickie says:

    What does it mean: Its bad to be at home alone with your wife.

  5. Pj James via Facebook says:

    Yes, Carmen, I agree; now that I know how to be a good wife. Oh, foolish youth! ….but the Lord may have other plans for me now, so I wait for His guidance and direction 🙂

  6. Kmac4him says:

    God has gifted me with a husband who has loved me completely, who knows me like no other and loves me unconditionally. I am so grateful for our friendship and I treasure it. God shaped me for him and him for me and together we make a great marriage that honors God in all things. I am grateful I listened to God and waited for the right one. My husband is the one God created to love me the best here on earth and He has lived up to it in all of our good times and bad times, he has loved me unconditionally!

  7. Boyd says:

    Vivkie, good clarifying question, the idea is alone or disconnected relationaly. There is no emotional engagement.

    Instead of a healthy time alone where a couple enjoys each others company. There is intimacy and a growing relationship.

    Thanks for your input.

    A servant for Jesus,


  8. Boyd says:

    Deb thanks for your clarifying question, see response to Vickie. Thanks for your input.

    A servant for Jesus,


  9. Patricia A. Immortal Gomez via Facebook says:

    I am divorced and my husband now is God .. He provides everything I need and more. God is preparing me for my future husband, I trust God in His great and infinite mercy…

  10. Ann says:

    I have to take issue of your statement that a husband, left to himself, is incomplete. My husband is not incomplete without me. He is a complete person, created by God. That is akin to telling a single person that they are not complete until they are married. Our completion does not come from our spouse! Our completion comes from our belonging to Christ.

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