“God told us to honor our parents.” Every time I lose my hope on them I get to be reminded of these thought. It is stated in the Bible for us to obey our parents in the Lord, for it is just and right; we should honor them for this is a commandment from God (Epehesians 6:1-2).
I am from a broken family. My parents broke up in the middle of me struggling through adolescence, not knowing God and having a hard time fitting in a very judgmental environment. It was hard enough for me to go through all of these while having problems at home, but I got over it. Before I graduate high school, we finally kicked ourselves out of our home to live separately from my dad. I held grudges; my heart was filled with resentments and angst against my own dad. I hated life, I wouldn’t want to go through anything, I wanted to be at peace but all I have were sorrows and anger. Though I was mad, I did not rebel against them, I thought of it as a challenge that I can go through that will me stronger. Indeed, it made me stronger. I got over it after some time; I thought it was okay but deep inside of me was a teenager still trying to meet peace. I still am filled with anger for my dad.
I entered college; I still have the burden with me. Then I met Jesus before I finish my college degree, He took away all the resentments in my heart. He made me new. He filled me with His everlasting love and grace. He made me change. I was able to accept our family’s situation entirely, all the hatred I have against my parents He took away and replaced it with joy. I don’t know how Jesus does it but He does. He works wonders!
Now I have another set of issues, still about my parents. Same problems; different setting. Same heart break; different view. I thank God I don’t have to face it alone this time. I am still new in my walk with God but it feels like forever. He never left anyway, He was there each and every second, I was just ignorant. I am very blessed to be with Him. I am very grateful that He found me and showered upon me His unfailing love.
Now I don’t know what’s next but I will keep on trusting Him. I don’t know the solutions to the problems I have yet, but I know that God is in control. I will not worry, I will not be afraid.
Are you having a stir in life right now? Talk to Him. Seek His face and find peace.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
(post from my old blog, September 8,2012)