I can’t believe I’ve been writing for 20 consecutive days now. This is part of my 30 Day Bible Challenge that started from a really bad day at home, with my husband. You can read more about it here.
I’ve been reading the Bible because I want to be a better wife and mom, and a better person in general. I feel like as a family, we have steered away from God’s word. Not intentionally, but we stopped going to church and we didn’t read the Bible before. This has been my intentional way of making sure I read the Bible.
If you are struggling with something in your life, being your marriage, money issues, work issues, or anything else, I encourage you to start reading the Bible, even if it’s for just 5 minutes a day. I can’t explain the difference this is making in my life. I feel calmer now, more at peace, I don’t get mad at every little thing that doesn’t go my way, and I feel like I can enjoy my family even more.
Another thing that really helps is to be closed to family and friends. Enjoy the good times with them but also share the bad times so you have support. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says:
“Two people are better than one. When two people work together, they get more work done.
If one person falls, the other person can reach out to help. But those who are alone when they fall have no one to help them.
If two people sleep together, they will be warm. But a person sleeping alone will not be warm.
An enemy might be able to defeat one person, but two people can stand back-to-back to defend each other. And three people are even stronger. They are like a rope that has three parts wrapped together—it is very hard to break.”
I really like this passage from Ecclesiastes 4. And it can apply to marriage as well. It reminds me that my husband and I are better than the individual us, that is why we got married after all. He makes me better and I make him better. He is my best friend, and I tell him everything that happens to me. I like to be as transparent as I can with him because that is what I want from him as well. I know that if we are together, our family will thrive and our children will grow up with the knowledge that they can also have something like that once they get married.
But if you are not married, be close to your family and friends. I’m also very family oriented and I consider my sister my friend as well. I can talk to her about pretty much anything and we enjoy each other’s company. I also have a really great friend that I’ve known since 7th grade. She is awesome and we can talk and laugh and cry together. And I’m also close to my parents, I love them and respect them and I listen to their advice because they have been through so much and they share those experiences with us.
If you don’t have family or very closed friends, you can still find support in your church family. Or community groups. You don’t have to feel alone even if you are alone. I know might not make much sense but know that there are people out there ready to listen to you and support you the best they can.
One of the reasons I started this blog is because I would like to share my experiences so that others that might be going through something similar can find support and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But most of all, I encourage you to seek God and pray because He has all the answers.