Yet there is no higher calling or greater privilege for a Christian husband than to shepherd the “flock” that God has given him in his wife and children. As great as the task may seem, God’s grace is sufficient even in weakness (2 Cor 12:9). What seems impossible with man is possible with God, for you can confidently say: “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13).

Even if you feel that you have failed in your responsibilities as a husband, don’t give up! It is never too late to start again because God’s mercies are fresh and new every day (Lam 3:22, 23). If we confess our failure and inadequacy to Him, He is quick to forgive us and to help us begin again (Ps 51:10; 1 John 1:9).

Husband, be assured that God has made available to you everything you need to have a marriage and home that is filled with His presence, joy, love and blessing. You have been charged with a great and wonderful responsibility – and opportunity – to represent the Lord to your family, and to care for them as He would. Receive this charge with joy, and receive from the Lord all that you need to accomplish it in His strength and power. Amen!