Stand by your man.

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” Ecclesiastes 4:9

Years ago, while standing near the dinner table, I saw my husband with his head on the table. I was feeling frustrated and angry. He was feeling frustrated and angry. I heard thoughts from the enemy telling me I was better off alone. The enemy sounded like the rants of an angry and bitter person who was miserable and wanted me to be lonely and miserable too. But in the midst of all the emotions going on within me, I heard God’s still, small voice say, “Go and stand by your man.” So I stood by him, and we held each other at our side.

As I stood there next to him, a renewed love for him filled my heart and washed over me like a tidal wave. Even though his flaws and weaknesses frustrated me–as I’m sure mine did as well–he was mine, and I was his. In that moment, I decided I would stand by him for the rest of our lives. This caused every voice of the enemy to immediately silence and the voice of the Holy Spirit to be heard loud and clear.

In every home, the enemy is seeking to divide and conquer. He is busy trying to cause people to stand against each other instead of with each other. He appeals to our emotions, and if we don’t know how he operates, we will let him turn a small problem into a really big issue. Hear God’s wisdom today. Don’t give room to the devil. Stand by your man. Yes, he may have flaws, but so do you. Work through issues together and let nothing and no one divide you and cause you to stand on opposite sides of each other. You are stronger together than you are apart.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your wisdom. I pray for everyone in my home that you will comfort and strengthen us as only you can. Help us to work through problems together. I plead the blood of Jesus over my marriage and family, over my children and loved ones. I bind the enemy and put him under my feet. He will not divide and conquer my home. I receive your practical wisdom and choose to walk in it. Help me love him through it. Help me trust you and stand by him while you do what only you can. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

7 thoughts on “Stand by your man.”

  1. Thank you for this devotional this morning … stand by your man. It was right on time for me and a needed reminder. May God continue to bless and keep you, and all the ladies that contribute and your families as God uses you all to bring us closer to Him.

  2. Amen, this is sooo true. God can do amazing things when you work together. It’s like the Tamala Mann song, Us Against the World.

  3. Bless you sister of DOTK, I’ve been married 66 years, many ups and downs, I’m now his carer, I’ve wanted to walk away many times, by God’s grace we are still together….

    1. Praying for you Anne! May you find strength in quietness and confidence, I pray it’s God peace and wisdom that will guide you in your care and that you will find compassion, respite and hope to continue. God is walking over all your troubles, He cares for you!

  4. It is too late for me My husband has turned on me already Please pray that if God wants me to get over this,that he will take this feeling of hurt away

  5. Hallelujah! Sending prayers to the warriors who have stood the rest of time ( myself included).
    Also, prayers to the ones who have been hurt beyond repair by men.
    God sees all and knows all.
    He will send the comforter to erase your pain.

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