Faith Conversation: Searching for Hope

By Focus on the Family Magazine
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If your marriage has an area that needs a miracle, seek God. You may not understand how He is working, and the miracle He brings may look different from what you expect, but He is always faithful. 

Discuss Matthew 28 as a couple. Focus your conversation on the following questions.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He
is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and
tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead.”
—Matthew 28:5-7.

  • In what areas would you like us to seek Jesus Christ more as a couple?
  • What problems in our life cause you to be worried or afraid?
  • What does the news of Jesus’ resurrection mean for our marriage?

The women who visited the tomb sought Jesus even though they thought He was dead. But their
dedication paid off in hope: The angel gave them a new message, a paradigm shift in the reality of
life and death.

Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, believers have an opportunity to
experience a transformed life. The message of the empty tomb tells us that there is hope for a
changed life, and therefore a changed marriage.
Romans 6:4 asserts that we can walk in newness of
life, “just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father.”

You may have
difficult areas in your marriage where you feel there is no hope for healing or change. If your
marriage has an area that needs a miracle, seek the One who brings “newness of life.” God knows what
you and your spouse need. You may not understand how He is working in your marriage, and the miracle
He brings
 may look different from what you expect, but you can be certain that He is always
faithful. Our hope is found in Him.

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