Lately I’ve been accosted with shattered marriages and broken homes. Readers, desperate for help and direction, contact me hoping I’ll provide some nugget of wisdom that will somehow help them save their marriage or repair a broken relationship with their children. Friends are struggling to survive and raise their kids after their spouses, without warning, walked out. Youth who feel unloved are losing hope. And children are nightly falling into a fitful sleep punctuated by their parents’ yelling.
Perhaps this describes your relationships and home. Maybe you find yourself standing in the wreckage, desperate to undo the mess, but lost as to how. I get it. I’ve been there. I’ve seen friendships shattered, loved ones damaged, and my once-failing marriage nearly desolate my family. But I’ve also witnessed the resurrecting, restoring power of God. Having watched Him repair what felt irreparable, I’ve learned, in Christ, truly all things are possible.
You and I are powerless to heal, change, and unite hearts. Our perception is often distorted, our wisdom faulty. But God never asked us to love others in our own strength. In fact, again and again, He urges the opposite. He invites us to draw near to Him daily, to learn from Him and yield to Him. When we do, we can trust Him to give us His perfect wisdom for whatever we’re facing. Regardless of how our loved ones respond, we can find peace in knowing we followed Christ and are held secure in His love.
Here’s a prayer of hope for those enduring a broken home:
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