Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reflections on the Times - The Family

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But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

In these troubling days  it is  difficult to wait on the Lord...  we see the  families    in distress all around us...   the breakdown of the family  unit,  divorce   rates actually  declining  because  people  are forsaking  the marriage contract  at all...  children  being raised in single parent homes  where the bread winner  has to necessarily  spend  too much time    making ends meet and  keeping  the home together to properly  spend the time it takes to  give  their children the training and oversight they so desperately need.   Joblessness and financial woes  are putting many through the winepress of oppression and despair... with apparently no end in sight...    a government that appears to put political  gain    and  agendas  before   seeking to  quell the  distresses  in our nation...    there is so much more that  could be written here  but  that is for another day... the point is  this is America,, the land of opportunity...  the home of the brave, the land of the free,  yet  our families   are facing dire straits...    many have lost hope and face each  new struggle  in silence...   too often  they listen to the rhetoric  from the media   and put their  hope in  the government to fix their  problems  hoping for  sustenance to come  from handouts and entitlements...   but  that is not  God's way... 
God gave us everything we need  in His  Word ...  and  this  coming week  I  encourage us to look for  scriptures to share that  give us hope   from  on High  regarding  these many issues .  Please share your insights on  how  families  can  find the  strength, peace, and hope  for  their condition  from  God's  Word and  be an encouragement to others  who are  struggling in these  ways...    and  for those of us who are  blessed to  not be enduring  these issues,   share  ways  that  we can help those around us...  physical as well as spiritual help  along the way.

2 comments:

  1. Carolyn,

    Sometimes even the simplest gentle word or smile can be such an encouragement in these troubling times. Praying for one another brings such comfort to each other.

    Gina

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  2. Thank you for your thoughtful words here and for your invitation to write on the subject myself. It is indeed an important topic. Blessings to you!

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