Husband-God

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For your Maker is your husband,
the LORD of hosts is his name;
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
the God of the whole earth he is called.
{Isaiah 54:5}

I love my husband.  I really do.  Who else would put up with my quirks and vices and downright sinfulness the way this amazing man does?

A few times a week when I’m feeling tired or sad or frustrated, I’ll ask Hubby, Will you hold me? We’ll curl up on the couch or in our bed and he will just hold me.  He might rub my back, or run his fingers through my hair, but he doesn’t have to do much.  I just need the comfort of his presence.  His strong arms to be around me, reassuring me that it’ll be OK.  Pretty soon I release a couple of deep breaths and just relax.

I was struck today with how un-husband-like I keep my relationship with God.  Isaiah says that my Maker is my husband.  The God of the whole earth.  The King of glory.  The Holy One.  But usually when I come to Him (during the few minutes I steal away while Ladybug’s at preschool and Stinkbug’s watching Elmo), I’m all business.  Read something from the Bible.  Check. Pray for my husband, my kids, my family and friends.  Check. Journal a snippet from Scripture or a prayer.  Check. OK, now onto doing the laundry, defrosting dinner, and everything else on my to-do list.

Oh, I cringe even writing this!  How flimsy of a wife I’ve been to my Heavenly Husband!

How I need so desperately to come to Him and ask, Will You hold me? To allow the intimacy between us to be deeper than words.  To just let Him rub my back as I release pent-up frustration and sadness.  To enjoy being in His holy presence– not so that I can check something off my list, but because He loves me and has invited me into His presence as often as I’d like!

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Do you think of God easily as your Heavenly Husband?  How do you enrich your relationship with Him?  Do you allow your love for your spouse and children flow from your love relationship with Christ?

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Author: Sheila Stover

I'm a grace-loving, coffee-guzzling, overseas-living wife, mom, home school teacher and I process it all through writing when I can!

One thought on “Husband-God

  1. Beautiful post Sheila and a great reminder for me to strive to spend more time with my Lord.

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