"Give us help for the hard task;
human help is worthless.
In God we'll do our very best;
he'll flatten the opposition for good."
Psalm 60:11-12 (The Message)
Who's the opposition in my life right now? Satan. Sure, there are others, but ultimately, the opposition is Satan and God will flatten him. I may not feel that way all the time, but I'm learning that feelings don't necessarily mean reality.
My husband and I are facing a hard task. So are you, if you're a parent. Parenting is not for the faint of heart. We all make mistakes. We all sin against our loved ones. And when we do, sometimes it's hard to make that right. I could just sit back and pretend I do no wrong. I could be like some parents and not give a crap if I do something to break the heart of one of my children. But, I do give a crap. It causes me great pain to step back and see the damage that insensitive or angry words cause my loved ones.
But, you know what causes me pain on top of the pain that I already feel? When you go to a place called a "GUIDANCE Clinic" for help and you are made to look like a monster and are pretty much told "you're on your own" because we have health insurance. Health insurance that has a $5,000 deductible with a $10,000 family deductible and who we have to fight to get any sort of help from at all. We need help with our parenting. And when you go to a place that is supposed to help and they don't, it very quickly becomes apparent that human help IS worthless.
Am I giving up on getting help for my family? No way! I know we can't do this alone! I know that God will lead us to the right place for our family. And I won't stop looking until we get that help that we need so very much.
When human help is worthless, don't quit. Put the situation in God's hands and pray for guidance. God is guiding us and I'm hoping and praying that the way we think he's guiding us is the way of healing. I'm sure I'll keep you posted in future blog posts, but for now, please join me in praying that if this is the way we're supposed to go, God will just open door after door after door for us. There will be a bit of a wait, so pray that the Lord leads us to someone who can help in the meantime. Preferably someone Christian, but if not, then at least someone who is open to the Christian faith. Because unless God is involved in this, hearts will not be completely healed - only partly healed. And I'm looking for complete healing and restoration in my family!