A painful and perplexing family crisis can erupt without warning. It can demoralize and distract our marriage and family. Family crises can include physical, mental, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, or financial problems.
Learn how to strengthen yourself in God when things hit bottom:
1. Seek together God’s guidance before deciding on a plan of action.
“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” Psalm 25:9
2. Believe God can restore everything and everyone you thought beyond rescue.
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2
3. As God shows your family mercy, show mercy to other families in pain.
“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17
4. Only God can take our family heartaches and transform them into a blessing.
“…Each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.”
1 Samuel 30:6
5. Trust that God has a plan for your family and it’s at work right now.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
About Cheryl Moeller
Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.
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