Review of an article by Richard Pratt Jr. “Broken Homes in the Bible”
Have you ever thought or been taught that if you are the best, most godly, most loving husband and father that you would be immune to a family breakdown?
Maybe it seems to you like God’s blessings have escaped you because your family exploded from the inside out and you can’t get it back. Have you ever had the feeling that God has turned His head away from you until you can fix your family problems and “get it right”? Do you think that if you had obeyed better or believed more that you would not have had these problems? Or, that God is not going to use you or relate with you because your family broke? In his article, “Broken Homes in the Bible”, Richard Platt Jr. addresses these issues and many others. He says,
“You might be the best spouse and parent that has ever walked the planet, but you cannot be righteous enough to protect your family from terrible trials and suffering. The future of your family, for good or ill, is in the hands of God.” (Pratt)
This article was given to me by a true friend and opened my heart to a new sense of hope. I have dealt with these issues in my own life. I thought that I messed up the one opportunity God gave me to do it right and I blew it! I didn’t know where to turn because I knew God would not hear me until I somehow fixed things. I needed to reverse the damage, right the wrongs, repent endlessly, beg Him to come back and fellowship with me. Boy was I wrong and how happy I am that I was.
If you have suffered from divorce, a wayward child, or infidelity and the immense pain these events can cause YOU ARE NOT ALONE! READ THIS ARTICLE and be renewed, refreshed and revitalized to live your life for Jesus. He loves you and is there to carry you all the way through to the end. Please know, as a brother in Christ, I have been there, and continue to walk through the debris left behind from this type of trial and I love you!
Click this link to read the article by Richard Pratt Jr.