When your parents aren’t Christians…. Relying on the family of God

AMH Series // Guest Article

Most days feel like a struggle. Most days, the struggle looks like the deepest hurt you could ever feel. But each day, the struggle looks a little different, especially on Sundays.

On Sunday mornings, I look around and see families praying over each other and breaking generational curses together. What I wouldn’t give to sit beside my family in church, to have a family that prays over each other.

Looking at my friend’s, most of them grew up with that. They remember waking up early for church as a kid every week with their family.

Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to grow up in a Christian home. I wonder what it would have been like to have parents who support your growth in Christ, parents who understand how important church is to you.

Not mine to save

Some days I feel I am in this fight alone. I feel like the enemy has a hold of my parents, and I am the only one that can save them. This! This is what is wrong. I put so much pressure on myself, that when I fail to love them, I tear myself up. I have taken all the weight of the enemy and tried to carry it myself. But they are not mine to save.

Two and a half years ago, God saved me and drew me out of deep waters. I was drowning until He breathed life into me. God seeks the lost. He always has and He always will! It is God who saved me, and it is God who will save my family. I need to trust their souls to the One who created them.

Psalm 68:20 says, “Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death.”

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The days I feel like breaking, God reminds me I am not in this fight alone, and I never was. God is the one that saves, not me.  

“For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!” (Deuteronomy 20:4)

The family of Christ

I have become more than grateful for the Christ family (also known as church family) He has put in my life. They truly mean more to me than words can express. Even though my family doesn’t come to church, I can look around and see my Christ family helping each other grow in faith.

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching”  (Hebrews 10:25) 

My prayer for anyone who knows this struggle, is for God’s peace. That you can stand on His promises to you. That you can praise God for the victory, because it is coming. Stand firm in the Word, though it feels like it’s all you have, it’s truly all you need.

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