Spiritual truth and love: oil on troubled family waters

In some families things run smoothly. In others family peace is threatened when members find themselves bickering, even blaming, criticizing, and belittling each other. In such circumstances one might well say, "How can I love my life when I'm shown so little respect and consideration and affection?" The temptation is great to cave in to anger or to fear and defeat. But there is another option: turn to God in prayer.

Through prayer we begin to realize that we're not helpless. A power greater than all the arrogance, pettiness, or selfishness is with us. That power is God. And God is good, available to all and loving all impartially. His assurance comes to us just as it did to Joshua: "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." Josh. 1:9.

"We're just going to love her"
July 22, 1985

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