The Best Inspirational Family Advice for Those Hurting
This is the best inspirational family advice for those who are hurting. It is a story about how God can redeem anything through his love. Even the worst family problems.
If you are like me, you may question God when your family displays unhealthy behaviors.
Perhaps, you have even shaken your fist at Him in anger. Yeah, I did that. And I am still alive…whew.
I didn’t think God loved me when my family problems started. In fact, I was incredibly angry at Him. Perhaps you are too.
But you can trust Him, even in the darkest of times. He is waiting to show you His love even when all seems lost.
In this post, I am going to share the best inspirational family advice for those who are hurting. And how you can trust God’s plans to be good because of His love.
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Family problems are hard to navigate. If you have been reading some of my other posts, you may already know I was estranged from my family for seven years. Sadly, it was one of the hardest things my family and I have ever lived through.
I hated the feeling of things not being right. I know my parents hated it too.
My parents did such a great job of bringing us all to Christ, but somewhere along the way, our wires got crossed, or uh, burned.
Frankly, our wires were so hot it about burned our house down (figuratively).
Unresolved hurts, expectations, and bitterness clouded our interactions with each other. Over time, it became a part of our family narrative.
The most puzzling piece to this puzzle is that we were all Christians when it happened. In fact, my family had been in Christian ministry for over 30 years. We knew better.
Unfortunately, it still happened.
Perhaps you know what I am talking about. I can’t tell you how many Christians I have talked to that are either barely speaking to their family members or there is a full-blown estrangement.
My question is, “Why is it so hard to get along with family, especially when everyone claims to be a Christian?” Perhaps we need to go back to square one.
That is what I had to do. Go back to the beginning and find God’s love.
Inspirational Family Advice
The best inspirational family advice I can give you is to pray for God to show you His love. And then put down your expectations of how it will happen.
I was expecting Him to come in and save the day like a king on a horse. I wanted Him to miraculously fix my family situation and make things right.
Sound familiar? Maybe you want Him to show everyone who’s boss too. But that is not usually how it works.
Jesus came as a servant, not as a king on a horse. And that is how He still comes today. Quietly loving you even though you may not love Him.
God loved me in my horrible health crisis, in my anger, bitterness, and even my feelings of unforgiveness. The whole lousy mess. What is great is He can do the same for you.
And through His love, you can learn to trust His plan. When you release Him to work in the way He sees fit…things happen. Good things.
I let go of my plans and let God be God.
More importantly, He took my hand and helped me walk through it to the other side. Not just as a Savior but as a friend. Side by side.
Your Family Problems
Perhaps you have some family problems that need to be resolved. Start with yourself and find God’s love. Work on your relationship with Him. If you are listening, He will guide you through your own healing and restoration, even if you don’t reconcile.
God loves you just as you are. You don’t have to be “cleaned up” before you approach Him. He wants to meet you right where you are and start working. Let Him do the changing.
If it worked for me, and I know it will work for you.
Do you have inspirational family advice for those who are hurting?
Book on Family Estrangement From a Biblical Point of View
Are you experiencing family problems? Perhaps you and a loved one are no longer speaking. Don’t go another day without reading this book. It addresses family problems and estrangement from a biblical point of view. Estranged: Finding Hope When Your Family Falls Apart is on Amazon or in your favorite digital store.
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Continue the conversation on Facebook and join the group Christian Parenting and Family. This is a place for moms with preschool age kids or older to talk about their struggles with parenting, family life, education, or marriage. You will find biblically based advise from other moms who want to raise godly kids.
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