InspiredBack in December I wrote a post about wanting to be a gift for my husband. After our Proverbs 31 bible study I truly was excited to put into action the attributes of this wife and mother.

Her children rise up and call her blessed her husband also, and he praises her; (Proverb 31:28)

My husband and I are in a rough transitional season, and it’s hard. All we have become accustomed to is gone pretty much and we await for opened doors from the Lord.

There has been more than one opportunity for us to fight, disagree, and become bitter towards one another. I pray against those feelings and ask that God help us to be compassionate, gentle, and understanding.

When I read Proverbs 31:10 – 31 a few verse stood out to  me:

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. verse 25.  Right now, its very easy for me to become afraid as the future is unknown, but I pray God keeps me resting and trusting in Him.

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. (verse 27) She doesn’t waste the time she is given, how can I best use my time that will profit my family the most ?

She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. (verse 19-20) She uses the gifts and talents the Lord has given her to work and provide and she never turn away from those in need.

Instead of becoming bitter, I ask what can I do to help?

How can I do those things mentioned in the above verses? How can I turn this rough season into our opportunity for growth in our marriage rather then allowing bitterness to take root?


He works all things for our good and His glory. I do believe this, amidst all my humanly doubts and fears I do believe that God will use this season to build trust in Him and in our relationship as husband and wife.

I don’t know what you might be walking through in the season your in, but God is teaching me, and I want to learn. I know He is working in your life too, praying He strengthens your faith and turns your heart toward Him.  Proverbs 31 inspires and moves me to what to be all that the Lord has called me to be.

Building strong marriages together,

 Ashley Ladd