Introduction – God Restores Broken Families
I know what it’s like to have a broken family. It’s not a feeling anyone wants to experience, but it happens. For me, it was a result of my parents getting divorced. I was only 12 years old, and it was tough on me.
I remember always feeling like I was walking on eggshells, never knowing what would set my dad off or make my mom cry. It was stressful, and I honestly don’t know how I made it. But God did restore me.
I am so grateful to God for His healing in my life, and I know He can do the same for you if you are experiencing a broken family situation.
What Causes Broken Families
No one knows for sure what causes broken families. Some say it’s economic instability, while others attribute it to the breakdown of the traditional family structure. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: broken families are everywhere.
For me, the breaking point came when my parents divorced. It was as if a weight had been lifted off their shoulders—they were finally free to be who they wanted to be. But for me, the damage was already done. I was left reeling, trying to figure out what had just happened.
It took years of pain and healing before I could finally say I was okay. That I had forgiven my parents for what they had done to us, it wasn’t easy, but I knew that God was with me every step of the way, restoring my family even when it seemed impossible.
The Role of Faith in Restoring Broken Families
For me, the role of faith in restoring broken families has been key. When my family fell apart, I turned to God for help. I needed Him to restore what was lost, and He did.
I know this from personal experience. My faith has been the cornerstone of my healing process. It’s helped me get through the tough times and given me hope for the future. I’m grateful for faith’s role in restoring my family.
Restoring Relationships One Step at a Time
It can be tough to rebuild a broken relationship. Restoring trust and love can seem like an impossible task, whether it’s with a spouse, child, or parent. But God is always up for a challenge, and he often starts the restoration process one step at a time.
Having gone through a divorce myself, that first step was admitting I was wrong. I had to humble myself and admit that I wasn’t perfect, contributing to the relationship breakdown. Once I did that, I could start forgiving myself and the other person as well. And it paved the way for my children to start healing as well.
It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. When relationships are restored, there’s a new level of intimacy and understanding that can’t be found anywhere else.
How to Forgive and Heal the Hurt
Sometimes, the hardest part of family restoration is learning to forgive. You may be thinking, “How can I possibly forgive my family for what they’ve done to me?”
I get it. Trust me, I do. But the truth is that forgiveness is key to healing the hurt. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it.
Here are a few things that have helped me in the process of forgiving my family:
- Praying for them regularly.
- Focusing on the positive aspects of our relationship
- Talking to a trusted friend or counselor about what happened
- Writing down my thoughts and feelings about the situation.
- Reading Scripture and other inspirational books about forgiveness
- Giving myself time to grieve and process what happened
Ultimately, it’s up to you whether or not you choose to forgive your family. But I can promise you that it’s worth it. Forgiveness will help you heal the hurt and start moving forward in restoration.
Praying for Restoration and Healing
If you’re reading this, chances are you or someone you love is going through a difficult time. Maybe your family is broken, and you’re struggling to find hope.
I want to encourage you that there is hope—in the form of a God who can restore broken families. I know this from personal experience. My family wasn’t perfect, but God intervened and healed the brokenness.
If you’re looking for restoration and healing for your family, I encourage you to pray. Pray for strength to get through the tough times. Pray for wisdom to know what steps to take next. And most importantly, pray for God’s intervention. He is the ultimate restorer and can do what we cannot.
Receiving God’s Blessings After Restoration
After restoring a family, they can receive God’s blessings again. Psalm 68:19 says, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” This is a huge burden lifted off of a family when they have been healed.
Throughout Scripture, we see how God blesses families. In Deuteronomy 28, He lists all the ways He will bless His people if they obey Him. And in Malachi 3:10-12, He says that He will pour out His blessings on families who are faithful to Him.
So when a family is restored, they can once again start receiving God’s blessings. And not only that, but they can also be a testimony to others of what God can do amid brokenness.
I know that God can restore broken families because he restored mine. When my parents divorced, it felt like my world was falling apart. I was angry at God and felt like he had abandoned me. But over time, I realized that God was still with me and he had a plan for my life. Although my parents never got back together, my relationships with them, and later with my children, were made whole once again.
For you, He may restore your family to what it was before the breaking of relationships. With God, all things are possible. However, I know this. He will bring restoration and wholeness to you regardless of what others do. He is still in the healing business today!