Have you ever had a leaky faucet?
The sink in our master bath had one once, and it dripped.
ALL THE TIME.
I remember lying in bed at night, waiting for the next “Plip….Plip…Plip…”
I could hardly rest because though the sound was small, it was persistent. Constant. Grating. Annoying.
You get the idea.
And, the most frustrating part was the fact that nothing we tried fixed the problem. That faucet just kept dripping.
Until we headed to Lowe’s for a replacement, that is.
The writer of Proverbs says that “a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.” (Proverbs 19:13)
I can’t help wondering if he was speaking from experience.
I also can’t help hoping my husband doesn’t feel the same way about me.
Because it’s easy to be “quarrelsome,” isn’t it?
And, to my husband, the sound of my voice could be as grating as the dripping of that old faucet. And, the silence could be just as irritating because he’s always waiting for the next “plip…plip…plip…” of complaints from me.
Lord, help me not to be that wife, the one whose attitude keeps my husband from rest like a leaky faucet can keep him from sleep. Help my voice be a soothing sound and my words those of comfort and encouragement.