Broken Homes

~Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

It is so sad that there are so many teenagers out there who don’t have both parents living with them. Maybe they do have both parents but they constantly fight. My heart cries out for you! 😥

How can you deal with this situation? How can you change it? How can you add something positive to an already stressful and negative life? Look at today’s Bible verses above. Does God put a “condition” on His command to obey your parents? What I mean is, does God say to obey your parents only when they are doing the right thing in your eyes? No, there’s no condition – however, there IS a positive result that comes to obeying your parents. God says that if you obey your parents, it will be well with you and you may live a long life. The more important of the two is that it may be well with you.

Have you ever noticed that when you are fighting with your parents nothing seems to go right? Your emotions run wild and you are angry all the time. But when things run smoothly at home, you feel happy. Teen girl, you play a very important role in that. Let’s have some straight talk here. NO parent loves to fight with their children. It is quite the opposite. Most parents want nothing but the best things for their children. Fighting occurs when you think your parents don’t understand you. But you know what? They’ve been exactly where you are now. They know the emotions you are feeling. They may not have gone through the exact same situation as you but the emotions were the same: anger, disappointment, hurt, tears, etc.

So getting back to our Bible verses, God says to obey your parents … period. Before you object to what I just wrote, if you are a saved teen girl whose parents ask her to sin, you do not have to obey as the Bible verse says to obey your parents in the Lord. Now that we’ve gotten that straight, let’s move on to broken homes. The Bible is filled with dysfunctional families. As long as there is sin, there will be broken homes, there will be fighting parents, and there will be tears. But the bottom line, teenager, is how you handle these situations. You must keep working at your relationship with God through reading and studying your Bible. Jesus Christ is the One who will help you through your troubles. The Bible never contradicts itself. If God commands you to obey your parents and to honor them, then you must do so no matter WHAT type of parents you have. God will work out your problems but you must remain faithful. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want them to but they will always be for your benefit. God is not cruel and won’t allow you to go through more than you can handle, teen girl! 🙂

~Colossians 3:20 Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Do your utmost best to be the child that God wants you to be and He will bless your efforts. Please the Lord by doing as He asks of you in today’s Scriptures. 🙂