Monday, February 11, 2013

When He Feels Inadequate (5-Day Challenge)

(This week we're doing Kathi Lipp's 5-Day Pray for Your Man Challenge to rock our Valentine's Day. It's not too late to join us.)

 Contributed by Arlene Pellicane

I always picture my husband with a huge "S" across his chest. He is my rescuer - the one who changes the car battery, solves my computer problem, and makes breakfast for the family on many days. What I sometimes forget is that "Superman" has a bad day in the office once in awhile. He might feel like a hero while the hot oatmeal is being served but a few hours later, he feels like he's barely in control of his circumstances.

That's when I can pray that the Lord will fill his heart and mind with peace and wisdom. When my husband feels inadequate, I can pray that his weakness becomes an opportunity to experience God's strength.

May this verse guide our prayers today for our husbands:
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Isaiah 26:3
Lord, help my husband to keep his mind totally focused on you today. May he trust in your steadfast love and in your ability to solve the problems that face him today. Keep him in your perfect peace. Settle his mind and heart. Give him courage because he trusts in you.

Kathi has provided a free printable including scriptures to pray for your husband when he is overwhelmed. Be sure and print it out so you can refer back to it often.

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