Why You Should Support Your Husband
Updated: Feb 25
So, the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping,
he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh.
the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought
her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
The rib cage has three important functions: to protect, support, and respirate. It protects
the heart and lungs. When you look at Genesis 2:21-23, God forms woman out of Adam’s rib. She becomes his help meet, a companion and complement to her husband.
You are just like that rib, strong yet delicate. You provide protection for the most delicate organ, his heart. His heart is who he is, and his lungs hold the breath of life. Support your husband just as the rib cage supports the body.
You are the most qualified person that can speak life and encouragement into who he is
and who he is becoming.
Breathe air (words and support) into his dreams. Even when you don’t understand, trust the God in Him to reveal his heart to you. I can admit, this was hard for me at times. I would always want to know what my husband was thinking or his plans for the family and our future. I didn’t know, back then, that I was putting added pressure on him to decide and share with me his plans as soon as I asked which caused him to make rushed decisions because of my impatience. And when he didn’t communicate his plan, I assumed he didn’t have one. I didn’t know that God had to download to him first and then for him to comprehend what God had given him before he revealed or took action on what God gave him. So even though I didn’t fully understand the plan or God’s timing; as his wife, I was still there to protect and support him.
So, in this season, let God speak to your husband and reveal to him what’s next for your family. Don’t rush him or assume that he doesn’t have a plan. Continue to pray for him and not about him. Continue to speak life into who he is as your husband. Pray that God’s will be done in your husband and for God to give you patience and trust in knowing that He is in control.