But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. Psalm 33:18 NLT
Thoughts for Today
Have you experienced a relationship that brought about hurt and bitterness? Have you been hurt when someone ended a relationship with you? Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who disappointed you?
Whether it's your relationship with a parent or other family member ... or with a friend ... or with your children ... or with a spouse or significant other—negative or broken relationships hurt.
But you can have a relationship with Someone who will never hurt you, never leave you, never disappoint you. You can have that kind of relationship with God the Father through his Son, Jesus.
Sometimes you might feel as though God has failed you in some way. But if you will continue to trust him and to rely on his unfailing love, you will find that if you walk in obedience to him, all things really will work out for your good. And even though there may be times when you feel as though he's left you, you'll learn that he never does.
God is your Father. Psalm 37 teaches that he directs your steps and delights in every detail of your life. Almighty God, the One who created the heavens and the earth and all that is, delights in every detail of your life!
A relationship with God is the only perfect relationship. He is love. He is truth. And he is your Daddy.
Father, thank you for your assurance that I can always rely on your unfailing love. Forgive me for the times I've felt as though you let me down. Sooner or later I always realized that you had been with me working everything out for my good all along. Teach me to trust you more. In Jesus name ...
These thoughts adapted from…
Restoring Families, by Janet M. Lerner, D.S.W., helps to minister to families caught in the cycle of abusive relationships. The curriculum deals with overcoming these abusive relationships through Christ and is recommended for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
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