The Love of Family

by Georgia Kent

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer”. -Psalms 19:14

‘Family’ is the only relationships that we do not choose. We are born with them. Families can be complicated and messy, even the best ones have challenges. They can be the source of great joy and the cause of tremendous pain. They are often the most difficult relationships that we encounter in our lives journey.

In God’s ultimate wisdom, He gave us the family that we have and He never does things in our lives by accident. There is a purpose for their presence in our lives. He wants us to have a healthy, well-balanced relationships that are pleasing in the sight of God.

Love is tender, but it is also practical and often stern. Love wants what’s best even if it’s hard to understand. Pacifying and giving into the wrong demands is not love. It is difficult to walk the line between loving without enabling, but with God’s grace, we can learn how to tread through the waters of all the family dynamics in a loving and healthy way.

“Lord, thank you for the priceless gift of family. Please give me the wisdom and clarity to manage a healthy relationship with my family. Overwhelm my heart with the love for them and help me to be a God like example at all times. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.”

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