Noteworthy: God Gave Me You
By Ashley McIlwain
Something I have come to value highly in my marriage is the companionship it provides. The fact that my husband is by my side in the good and bad, highs and lows, laughter and sorrow is a blessing of monumental proportions. There is such strength and comfort that comes from walking through life with him hand-in-hand.
My marriage to Steve isn’t a fluke, mistake, or random act of fate though. It’s an undeniable work of God. God gave me Steve, and I have no doubt about that. He is my treasured blessing and gift sent down from my Heavenly Father who knew just what I needed in a husband. Boy, am I thankful for that!
Thinking about this reminded me of a song by Blake Shelton called, God Gave Me You. In this song, Blake so perfectly summarizes the awesome companionship of a loving spouse and just what a joy it is. And it reminds me of how thoughtful our Creator was to establish marriage for us to have someone to travel along life’s roads with. He knew what we needed long before we did.
Genesis 2:18 says, “The Lord God said ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” There are so many times in my life where I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God gave me Steve, and I can’t help but get overwhelmed by that gracious and perfect gift. He is my best friend, lover, partner, and leader.
I don’t know about you, but it’s nice to stop and realize what a blessing my husband is and just how much he enriches my life. His love and friendship are constant reminders of just how good God is.
Check out Blake Shelton’s, God Gave Me You, and let me know what you think.
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