CAN GOD RESTORE WHAT IS SO BROKEN?
I could hear them screaming at each other upstairs.
Crying ensued followed by slamming doors and the words “I hate you!”.
This was a daily occurrence and one that broke my heart.
Teenage sisters living in the same room. One mirror. Three girls. Daily fights.
I didn’t have a sister.
I always wanted one.
This was not what I imagined when they were little.
I had this idea that they would grow up to be best friends. Sharing secrets and dreams. Doing each other’s hair, sharing outfits, actually wanting to be together.
I never imagined feeling exhausted before my day even began. I never imagined myself crying as they left for school every day or begging God to heal a relationship that I thought could never be healed.
I kid you not, it was something that went on almost every day for a year.
I truly believe they hated each other that year.
It was something I went to God about daily, begging Him to change hearts and restore what was broken. I have to admit, I didn’t have a whole lot of faith when I went to Him. I wasn’t sure He could restore what was SO broken.
But He could.
And He showed me it had nothing to do with me being some perfect parent and everything to do with Him being a perfect Savior. It had nothing to do with my prayers but everything to do with His promises. Yes He wanted me to go to Him in my despair. Yes He wanted me to lean on Him, have faith in Him, trust Him for the healing~
but when my flesh failed me, He did not.
Don’t ever stop praying mama, even after your prayers have been answered. It’s not the power of your prayers that will make a difference in your children’s lives it’s the power of the One who hears our prayers and answers.
And He will answer.
It might take years.
It did in my situation and there are still moments where those old days flare their ugly head and the deceiver tries to convince those girls that some things never change.
God is faithful. He is more powerful. His Spirit continually reminds them to think on what is true and good and righteous. To love like He loves and forgive as He forgives.
He softens their hearts and He reminds them Who their hearts belong to.
So go to Him mama. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother (or sister)~~
but it’s a beautiful thing when that sister is also a best friend.