The hard question I am going to ask you is this--"Will you fight for your home?"
Are you willing?
To fight for those you love most?
To fight for the generation that is not yet here?
I know that you are tired, exhausted, and can't seem to find the light at the end of the tunnel. There doesn't seem to be hope and you feel all alone. But you need to know that it is worth the fight.
We forget that this world is not a playground, but a battleground. We are waging war daily in the spiritual realm.
"For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."--Ephesian 6:12
We cannot see with our human eyes what is fully going on in the spiritual realm. We need to remember that one person, who has a heart to follow the Lord, and the choices that they make can make a difference. God makes the difference.
The result is that He can turns lives around.
He can change hearts.
He can make marriages whole.
He can restore.
He can replace destructive cycles.
He can change the future.
With that I say CHASE AFTER that wayward or rebellious child that you want to give up on. FIGHT the battle for their heart. FIGHT the battle to win their soul for Christ. FIGHT until there is nothing left in you and then get up and fight some more. Then, when you are at the end of your rope, cry out for God to help you again and give you strength. Trust me, He will be faithful to give it.
And that husband? Your broken marriage? Be prayer warriors, stand on the front-lines and in the gap on behalf of your relationship. Petition the Lord to work in ways that you cannot. And then be there, BE CHRIST TO HIM in your marriage, even when it is hard--especially then. And when your pride screams at you to just give up and leave---you will stay because you know that the battle is His and not yours. You will stand steadfast on the front lines for you family, even to the point of death (dying to self).
Dear friend, you are not alone.
It is worth every tear shed.
And don't give up.
**Note: Difficult situations require biblical counseling and I highly recommend for you seek help from your pastor at church.
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