The TrollWednesday, November 14, 2012
How many times in our marriages have we allowed a troll to take up residence? Maybe that “troll” is some past hurt or disappointment, or even a sin of ours which has been left unchecked. When we cover it up and leave it to fester in the dark, it grows larger and more powerful in our minds until it seems to have the ultimate strength to devour us. I don’t know about you, but that’s not the “happily ever after” ending I want for my story! Thankfully, God tells us that we need not have fear! With Him, we can battle and find victory over anything lurking under our bridges.
When we courageously bring past hurts or sins into the light, they lose their power. Open and loving communication is crucial in marriage! Sometimes it can be difficult, or downright scary, but when we ask God to strengthen us and take away our fears, the things that we bring into the light shrink with each gently spoken word. Nothing will be defeated if we remain silent and allow that troll to hide beneath the bridges in our marriage. However, when we sit down together, with God by our sides, we can talk things through and find solutions to problems, forgiveness for hurts and strategies for defeating that troll we feared. And when it is defeated we will experience an incredible joy that far surpasses the fairy tale endings of imaginary stories…for we will have found victory over darkness in real life and experience the full blessing of marriage that God extends to us.
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