The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Psalm 17:1-2

by admin on December 30, 2012 in Thought for the Week with No Comments

“Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.  From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right” (Psalm 17:1-2).

What’s the difference between you and a “bridezilla”?  I would venture to say that the answer is humility.  Every bride wants her wedding to go her way, otherwise she wouldn’t spend hours and dollars planning every detail.  But brides who glorify God can manage setbacks and adaptations.  Why?  Because the wedding is not all about her.

Recognizing that the wedding is first and foremost about glorifying God with the integrity of your marriage vows and the worship of your celebration can relieve a bride from needing things to go her way without compromise.  It’s okay to want things to turn out as planned, but if they don’t, find solace in God’s purpose.  He often takes a more creative approach to get things from A to B.

Additionally, given the personal nature of wedding-planning, it is easy to feel misunderstood.  Perhaps a vendor suggests a more “budget friendly” way of accomplishing your desire without realizing the point of what you were trying to do.  Perhaps a parent pressures you to make different choices about your bridal party without understanding that your decisions have been prayerful, thoughtful, and intentional.  Perhaps your fiancé feels forgotten without seeing that your work on the wedding is a gift to him.  At some point, you will likely feel misunderstood.  This is yet another opportunity to choose humility.  Take heart that God is the One Who vindicates.  You need not prove yourself in all situations to all people, for God will make clear and right what is born of Him.

Lord, You make all things right.  Maybe not here in my lifetime, but eventually, Your justice will prevail and Your Truth will conquer.  I pray for glimmers of that victory in my wedding planning.  Humble my heart to yield my desires to You, to go with the flow, to act with grace, and to choose peace even when I feel misunderstood or attacked.  You are my refuge and the One Who knows all.  Thank You for being my advocate.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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