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A Family Stands Together Thru Thick and Thin

A Family Stands Together Thru Thick and Thin

Even though it appeared Lot was selfish and took the best land for himself Abram still loved him. The story of Abram and lot is a great example of a family that stands together. When Lot was in trouble he was captured Abram gathered all his army to save Lot. It did not matter what Lot did or did not do to Abram he was still his nephew. Abram risked everything to save him.

World today

What about families today? If one looks at the world today they would see much division. Now that my kids are adults I rarely see or hear from one of my kids. I am guilty of this myself. I have not seen most of my biological family in 18 years or more. It is hard to find a family stands together through thick and thin.

Why?

Why is this? Can’t people just stay together? I know for me it was abuse in my childhood, my brain injury and just my stubborn pride. Or was it fear? See after my car accident in 1988 I became a different person. I did not understand my family and they did not understand me. Then add in my special needs children it seemed no one in my family could understand any of my new family. I knew I needed a family stands together through thick and thin. I was scared of 18 years with my children doing it alone.

Family stands together
Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. Proverbs 17:17 (message)
My struggle

My search sent me through many painful adventures. But eventually, I landed in a state thousands of miles from my biological family. I stopped my search, I was tired of running and searching. I let professionals help me further. They became my temporary family. That is until I met my now husband. My in-laws, my mother in law is a great example of how to become a family stands together.

Great examples

Through my troubled marriage with her son, they have always been there for me. They helped us fight for our marriage. They still support my husband as we struggle to find out how to make our marriage work. Even today as I sit here at my in-law’s house spending the weekend with them, with my husband. We struggle with old behavior that could cause major damage if my husband and I lived together. My father in law and mother in law are doing everything they can to let my husband and I figure it out on our own, but yet offering their hard-learned wisdom along the way. Even though my husband hurts his own parents, they still stand with him and helps him.

My thoughts

I believe that is how a who stands together. To love each other as Jesus calls us to love, through all the problems. Seeking God’s face, allowing God to do the work, praying for each other rather than fighting and saying I give up. Being willing to put appropriate boundaries up to let family members that certain things are not ok to do. But yet still loving the family member enough to not totally give up on them. Finding those boundaries are hard to do though. I think only through the Lord can we do any of this and still love through the pain.

What about you?

What about you? Do you feel the distance from your family? Do you have a family that stands together? Would you like to have that type of family? Maybe praying and seeking His Word is what is needed today. Seeking His wisdom above ours or anyone else’s. What do you think?

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