3 Reasons to trust God with your family

It’s easy to say that you trust God when you’re trusting Him with an idea, or even a dream. Trusting God with something more tangible – or someone – is much more difficult. That could even break your heart. Maybe you’re trying to trust Him, but your prayers are more like wishes and you have a backup plan in case God doesn’t come through when you’d like for Him to come through. When we doubt, His Word says we are like “a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind,” (James 1:6). If you’re more like a wave today (or any day) consider these reasons you can trust God with the people you love most.

1 – God’s track record is better than yours

Remember that promise you broke? God doesn’t do that. 2 Timothy says that even if we go back on our word, He remains faithful because anything else would be denying who He is. We really can trust Him because of His faithfulness. If you’re worried that He’s not looking out for your family, you can put that fear to rest. He can be trusted to take care of you and your family.

2 Timothy 2:13: “if we are faithless, He remains faithful— for He cannot deny Himself.”

Malachi 3:6-7a: “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts.”

2 – God designed the family unit

Throughout the Bible, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and children are all commanded to love God, others, follow His commandments and teach them to the next generation. In the garden, God decided that man shouldn’t be alone – that he needed a companion, and thus came the union between husband and wife. Satan has long since tried to destroy the family unit – from adultery to dissension to violence – but God’s plan for the family has always be forgiveness, reconciliation and love. Because God created husband and wife, mother and father, son and daughter, He is for your family.

Genesis 1:28: “And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 2:24:Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Luke 15:20-24: “And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate.For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.”

Ephesians 2:14-15:For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named…”

1 Timothy 5:8: “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

3 – Family brings God glory

When God made the world, He said everything was good. He was pleased. He created Adam and Eve, and despite their sin, He has mercy so that generations upon generations of families would come into a right relationship with Him. Form the very beginning, God created us to be in community – and that started with the family.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

If God is faithful – always keeping His promises- if He designed the family and made it to bring Him glory, then you can most certainly trust Him with your family – no matter what!

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Whatever God gives us, He promises to only give us a way through that can lead to the greatest glory for Him.” – Ann Voskamp

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