Today we’re discussing how we as family leaders find strength in separation.

Psalm 143: 4, 7 and 8 reads:

Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is distressed.

Answer me speedily, O Lord;
My spirit fails!
Do not hide Your face from me,
Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.

Sometimes in life and for various reasons, families fall apart. At that point every emotion imaginable enters into your life, leaving you hurt, broken, confused and wondering how this could possibly happen.

God stands ready to give you his guidance…and you need to recognize that we all need it every day. He will instruct you if you ask for it. You must ask in faith and be willing to listen carefully to his voice.

He will guide you when you are truly ready to follow.

Be willing to look beyond your ego and emotion…and depend on the one who loves you with an everlasting love. He is the perfect healer for your broken heart.

The challenge to grow, from Psalm 119: 33-35

Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall keep it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;
Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.

If you want to please God and honor him with your life, you must get to know His Word.

The Bible warns us of the challenges we may face, steers is toward the heart of God, and gives us the wisdom to flourish in any situation we may face.

Many Christian leaders, fathers and mothers have never experienced the power and encouragement available to them through studying God’s Word and memorizing scripture.

But when you lock portions of God’s word in your mind they remain available to all ways to help you in tough times. Begin today and let God’s word strengthen your Christian walk.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd