|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, November 25 2013 00:00|
(Excerpt from How God Makes Men, Multnomah, 2013)
Let's finish this chapter by applying Joseph's story to four of the biggest recurring challenges men face--marriage, work, health, and money. These are the four areas where most of us will experience our toughest long-term circumstances and problems. So let's see how God employs the principle of a greater good to make men of us in these areas.
We'll start with what I believe is the single biggest problem men as a group face today--bigger than all their other problems combined. Their marriages are not working as God designed. What can we learn from Joseph that God can use to make us into the husbands He created us to be?
For our marriages, the message is stay the course. Trust that God does have a purpose and that He is always at work in your life and in your relationship. You may be in a marriage that seems beyond help. I say "seems" because no marriage is beyond the hope of reconstruction by the strong arm of God. Nothing that has happened in your marriage has surprised God. If we learn anything from Joseph, it's that nothing is beyond His redeeming power.