When people get married, they make vows to always love and honour themselves to death do them part. To some people, marriage is as easy as breathing but to others, it is a tough journey.
One of the vows is to stay faithful but we are all human and can fall into temptation and have something to do outside our marriage. Usually, it is the man at fault and women are coaxed to grin and bear it.
It is during these hard times that you may fall back on religion to comfort and guide you. If you’re a devout christian, here are four bible verses you should remember when your husband cheats on you.
1. Hebrews 13: 4
Hebrews chapter 13, verse four says: “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”.
Reflect on the words. Understand your husband has betrayed your trust and your sacred union. Understand that you play a part in the marriage but he made a choice to solve your marital issues behind your back instead of communicating his issues.
Assign blame to him and come to terms that you both are now facing problems because of it. Basking in denial or quickly sweeping it under the rug will not do you good. Acceptance is the first step.
2. Romans 12:17
Romans chapter 12, verse 17 says: “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.” You will be angry, that emotion is normal; it’s allowed.
No matter how long the time was, that you both were together, you will feel a raging fire in your heart and anger can lead to harsh decisions. Do not let it cloud your judgment or take control.
Find a healthy release for anger and let it quench. Don’t try to harm him or yourself or endanger someone’s life. Don’t try to pay him back and make him suffer like you are suffering. Just call God into the situation and pray for peace of mind.
3. Galatians 6: 7 – 8
Galatians chapter six, verse seven to eight says: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” Remember that the God you serve is a just God.
He will pay everyone back for what he or she has done in this life and your husband will be included. He sowed his seed when he cheated on you and will reap what he sowed from that.
If he has seen the error of his ways, draw him closer to God once again and make him find ways to make amends. If he has chosen to go down the path of continuous cheating, remember his just desserts are coming to him.
4. Mark 11:25
Mark chapter 11, verse 25 says: “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Forgiveness is a sure way of freeing yourself of any pain and bitterness. When you hold unto things, you remember them and remember the anger and you are bound to hating that person.
However, when you forgive, you free yourself of the burden and yo let love win. It is up to you and your husband if you both decide you can move past his cheating or move on from your marriage. However, make sure you truly forgive him and free yourself from the pain.