• Sue Cramer

Does the Past Haunt Your Marriage?


Has your marriage suffered some deep wounds? Even those from many years ago can hinder our present relationship if we let them. It is true that sometimes healing a broken heart takes time. But all the time in the world cannot do what God can do when we surender our hurts and pain to Him.

I have a feeling that there are many of you that live every day with pain in your heart and no one else knows about it.

Words and actions that have wounded you to the bottom of your heart and your thoughts can’t seem to get past them.

You justify the walls you put up because, you are not about to be hurt again!

1. God Desires to Heal Your Brokenheart

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. NIV

You may think that no one knows, but God has seen it all. He sees how deeply you hurt and He is close to you. He wants to bind up your wounds and heal the brokenness that has crippled you for so long.

Ps 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. NIV

2. Bring Him Your Brokenheart.

Let me share the verse that set my heart free:

Matt 11:28-12:1 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” NIV

He sent His son…now it’s your move. Come to Him.

And when we do come to Him, He fills us with His life. Or as God’s Word says, He fills our dry empty lives with the water that brings life:

John 7:37-38 “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” NIV

Can I ask those of you that are hurting…how long has it been since you’ve experienced streams of living water…in your marriage?

It is not hard to go to Him. Pray. No fancy words necessary, just pour your heart out and ask Him to heal it.

3. Pray for your marriage, everyday.

Ask the Lord soften your heart and to fill it fresh with faith, hope and love.

The past does not need to dictate your future. The God who spoke the world into existence, the God who created everything we see is on your side. He wants to see you free from the chains of the past and walking in the freedom of love and forgiveness.

Does this post hit home with you? Please drop me an email or leave me a comment. I’d love to hear your story…or at least know you are out there!

I’m praying for our marriages,

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