Ok, so that title was just to get you here. I’m not depressed. But I did have a bad day.
Today marks the 1 month anniversary of our wedding. Yes! We have both been overwhelmed with God’s grace in our lives over the last month as we’ve enjoyed such an incredible relationship with one another. Trust me, Jesus gets every last drop in the bucket of credit for that.
Yesterday was a hard day for me. No particular reason. No fights. No broken dishes or picture frames. No chores. Just a hard day for me. After a 5 hour drive to take the kids back home, I returned to my beautiful bride in an exhausted heap of apathy. Candace made her way over and gently talked me into a stab at an explanation.
Then she prayed for me. It took me back to the night before I took her dad to lunch to discuss dating his only daughter. She and I sat in the grocery store parking lot and she prayed for me. It made an impression on my heart that was indescribable and joyously wonderful. Here we were a month into our marriage and she was praying over me again.
1 Corinthians 13:7 - “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Jesus is the one who cares for us most. He says to cast our anxieties on him because he CARES for us. In my experience, he puts his hand on me through the hand of my wife and his Spirit comforts me through the voice of my best friend (also my wife in case you’re wondering).
If you’re married, or if you love someone (platonic or otherwise), be Jesus to them. We all get depressed and we all have bad days, weeks and years. But we have a constant God who loves us with a steadfast love through the love of his people.