People can exhaust you. And there are times when all we can do is not enough. When a spouse leaves, we cannot force him or her to stay. When a spouse abuses, we shouldn’t stay. I don’t for a minute minimize the challenges you face. You are tired. Angry. Disappointed. This isn’t the marriage you expected or the life you wanted.
But looming in your past is a promise you made. May I urge you to do all you can to keep it? To give it one more try? Why should you? So you can understand the depth of God’s love. When you love the unloving, you get a glimpse of what God does for you. When you keep the porch light on for the prodigal child, when you love the weak and the sick, you do what God does every single moment!
From Facing Your Giants