Relationships are not easy because the virtue it requires is a bond of sincerity. As a therapist, one of my interest is our genuineness in our interactions with each other, which I really liken to the relationship between God and Job (Soul Say Yes Book, Chapter 5, Defining Moment of My Soul.
Job’s bond with God was so strong and sincere that Lucifer, our and God’s enemy, wanted so badly to break it and then rub it in God’s face. Lucifer, who’s energy is like a roaring lion goes back and forth to the earth, walking up and down it looking for vulnerabilities in us so that he can sabotage and devour our relationships with God and others. He can only attempt to do so with the permission of God, which all depends on our integrity with God.
The story of Job exemplifies how God has so much confidence in our ability to maintain our bond with him and others and will only grant that permission to Lucifer, based on that integrity (the book of Job-King James version)
With that said, the awful, painful feelings and negative energy we experience in our relationships, although real, is often times a distraction from Lucifer’s efforts to kill, steal and destroy our faith in God, by trying to sabotage our earthly relationships, of any sort. He knows that God value us having a mate in our life. So he seeks out the weaker link between partners as well as our interactions with others to ultimately destroy our bond with God, through a belief that if God love us he would never allow others to violate us.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1st Peter 5th ch. & 7th verse)
So when dealing with relationship challenges, just remember this is about the ultimate bond with God, who has confidence that we will cast our relationship concerns, fears and burdens on him, knowing that he cares for us. So he is more than willing and able to help us resist any temptations from his enemy and see us through this difficult time as he is greater in us than Lucifer who is in the world.
Relationships are not easy, From the Desk of Ms. Cynthia