By Design

Devotional

Confident and Committed 


Most of us know a for-better-or-for-worse couple who pledged their promises for the long haul. They are confident in their love and committed in their devotion to one another as they journey through life together.



Confident means “living with faith;” the Latin “con” means “with,” and “fideo” means “faith.” These couples live with faith in God and His Word. That faith comes through hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).



They are intimately connected to God and have made His Scriptures the compass for their lives, marriages, and homes. This word protects the vows they have made and preserves their relationships.



The confidence in God and the love He has bestowed between them keep a husband and wife committed to one another even in the difficult seasons. When walking out seems the easiest choice, they refuse to quit on their marriages. They will not quit on each other or their kids.



Marriage is not always convenient or carefree. When Christ remains at the center of this sacred union, He steadies and secures us through the rough patches. When we are committed to God and the vows we made before Him, the same confidence of our first “I do” will carry us steadfastly through the years. 


Today's Blessing:



May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Live with your faith firmly fixed on Jesus so that you remain confident in your love and committed to your vows. May love and loyalty bind you to the Lord and one another. Amen.