Moving From Lost to Found in Marriage Day 8 Reclaiming Hope & Joy in you Marriage. Christian Marriage, Biblical Wifehood

Moving from Lost to Found in Marriage

Lost. Totally lost. Have you ever lost something dear to you and thought ‘I’ve got to find this’ followed by ‘just show up, please’?

You look high and low – then look again, retracing every step and picking up every piece of paper in your path. Yet you are disappointed, distraught and even disgusted with yourself (or whomever!) for losing that precious thing in the first place.

Yea, me too.  (My name is Susan B Mead)

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My husband’s wedding ring seemed to be missing – again. Not the first time this year, but the second time, his wedding band was MIA. We are wedded, yet I was deeply wounded by this loss.  A gulf emerged, separating the two of us.

Anger, hurt, and dismay warred within me.

He remembers his watch, yet forgets (has lost) ME echoed in my head.  Silly, I know, yet in my mind, when he removes his wedding ring it seems to distance his heart from mine too.

Anybody else dealt with similar thoughts and feelings, for whatever reason?

Was I out of my mind to think like this? Holt loves me – and was distraught at the lost ring – his loss. With so much emotion at play, I had to decide to walk in wisdom. Emotionally rocked is a vulnerable place – and I do not want to put my marriage on the rocks!

Would I wind up words, hurl them, hurt him-& our marriage–over a thing–his lost ring?

Or would I line up beside him, raising hands and praising God for His faithfulness?

God kept us together through the hardest loss of all, the loss of a child, a son, our youngest one. Family is key.

1 Peter 5: 8-10 The enemy is prowling around to devour our Christian Marriage

 

Does a lost thing – a ring – really matter? There’s a better question – where is my treasure?

Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV)

Truth hit me – square in the face.

This is exactly where the enemy wants me – and you – to be – warring with our husbands – for whatever reason. We must choose to build bridges built on love, trust, and hope with the mighty hand of God guiding us.

So we looked again, thinking ‘just show up, please’. Seemed like nothing – except prayer and praise – would raise this thing!

God knocked on my heart early, so up I got out of bed and down I sat to read His Word and pray His will – with a special prayer raised for revealing the wedding ring, restoring the thing that symbolizes my husband’s commitment to our marriage.

Please let it show up and be found, God, I prayed.

Knock, knock, Holt rapped on my door, something he seldom does when I pray. He just showed up at the door, raised his hand, revealing his ring, restored to its rightful place!

You know what he said?

“I found it. It just showed up on the top of my dresser, in plain sight.”

Thank You, Lord. Of course it did!

Isaiah 30: 18 God is gracious and will bless you

 

Praise God! As I reflect, I see that only You, God, place that which is lost in plain sight right in front of us – when we just show up in prayer and praise, trusting You to rise up when we need You.


What an encouraging picture of God’s Grace! 

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With over 2 million airline miles under her belt, 2 Christian Literary Awards on the shelf, an MBA hanging on the wall, and a Doctoral program underway, Susan B Mead shares her expert teachings on business, grief and relationships. A master storyteller and award winning, best selling author, Susan leaves audiences motivated to live a life free of regrets even though she has done the hardest thing any parent can do – bury her youngest son, Kyle.


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Susan Mead

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7 thoughts to “Moving from Lost to Found in Marriage”

  1. Great story, Susan. I’ve been there a couple of times–with MY wedding ring. Once it was lost for a few months. Losing an earthly treasure does challenge us to consider what our true treasure is. So glad God brought Holt’s ring to light.

  2. What an amazing story of hope, healing and the miraculous work of God! Sometimes I think the angels must have fun hiding things on us so we really deal with our issues and then putting them back to shock us when we find them!!!
    My hubby misplaces his ring on a fairly regular basis. He can’t wear it at work and tends to misplace things. With the issues in my first marriage I have to watch that feelings of rejection don’t get stirred up when he does. The enemy will use anything. It all goes back to Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart”!
    Thanks for sharing Susan’s post here. Thanks for opening up to us Susan.
    ~Sherry Stahl
    xoxo

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