A Letter to a Broken Father

I know that you are hurt and discouraged. I see the pain in your eyes that you try to hide from us. I see the weight of the world that you carry, but you are choosing to not speak about it. No, you don’t have to say a word to me, but I encourage you to talk to God. I urge you to meditate on this one little scripture and see just how much it helps. The scripture comes from the book of Proverbs chapter 3 verses 5 and 6. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” So many times we have read this scripture and said “God I’m trusting you” or “God I believe I am leaning to your understanding by trusting you but God I need help.” All of these things I have said as well but I would like for you to turn your attention to the part that says “in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.” When you pray this time how about, you just acknowledge him through everything. When I say everything I mean everything, your hurts, disappointments, setbacks, failures, backsliding, and missing the mark. Acknowledge God through it all because after you have done this, he IS going to direct your path. My prayer for you is that you live a life of acknowledging God and always have an expectation for direction for your life. I leave you this comforting scripture “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

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