Today's Scripture: “You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child." Ex 22:22
5319. Abba is a Daddy who will never leave or forget His children. JG
It'd difficult to understand the problems others experience when we've never experienced them. When I teach and speak of a father's love, I do so from having a respectful dad and a caring Heavenly Father. But many do not know either one, and trying to connect is difficult if not impossible. It's easy to conclude that an absent father is better then having an abusive one, but those factors introduce other issues, such as having step-parents, foster parents or growing up in institutional care. Someone who has experienced such problems and come out of it, might be better received than me.
Having been asked to counsel men in rehab, I have the biblical skill to do so, but am not doing it yet. That's because I can't connect to someone having a self-destructive tendency aside from dealing with my old nature. There's something about a testimony from someone who has experienced what you experienced, survived and came out finding happiness and success. These are the kind of speakers sought for seminars, etc. The implication is that if God has graciously helped you avoid such addictive misery, your advice is not helpful. What people like that need are examples
There is no problem in my life, God, that doesn't require Your help.
1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2012)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
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