A New Year’s Prayer for the Hurting Parent

A New Year's Prayer for the Hurting Parent - Anchor Of Promise

 

Dear God,

May this New Year of 2020 be the beginning of healing broken hearts in my family.  As I ask in prayer for restoration of my troubled child as well as for my own spirit, may we receive above and beyond rest and peace during our journey despite any chaos that comes our way. 

As we seek Your guidance and wisdom, may Your Word penetrate our soul as well as our child who is wayward.  As our child seeks the things of the world to heal their own heart, may You redirect them back to You and show them Your love, comfort, and freedom through Christ Jesus.  In Him only, they will find release from their pain and hurt as well as be delivered from the chains that bind them.  

When we search for answers through You, let the doors of opportunity and blessings be bestowed on our family.  For You are our true answer for all of our needs. There is nothing outside of your realm or power that cannot meet us where we are at in this moment of time. 

Let 2020 be the year in which our lives are changed, renewed, restored, and set free.  Let us as parents be encouraged with a renewed hope, faith, strength, and victory as we travel the road of parenting a child in crisis.  Amen!  

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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Christmas, the Most Beautiful and Painful Time of the Year

Christmas The Most Beautiful and Painful Time of the Year - Anchor Of Promise

 

You love Christmas.  You sing and reminisce through the songs, enjoy the smell of baked goodies in the oven and having a hot drink. You are snuggled in your comfy chair, relaxed for the movie of White Christmas.  You look over at the decorated Christmas tree and presents all prepared under the tree. Time to close your eyes and giggle over the funny stories and memories of Christmas past. Nope, there are no broken family members in your household.  

The problem is, it’s all in your head.   Continue reading

There is Nothing to be Thankful for…Or is There? 

There is Nothing to be Thankful for...Or is There - Anchor Of Promise

Those words echoed from my lips several years ago when we were at the pinnacle of crises with our daughter.  Part of me wanted to complain and throw in the towel for the “whole being thankful” attitude during the month of November.  After all, I was not in a place emotionally to celebrate with family and friends while my daughter was incarcerated.  

While others around me talked about traveling, seeing family they haven’t seen in years, doing reunions with friends, and planning the big Thanksgiving dinner with shopping day after,  I was lamenting how much I hated it. Seriously, what was there really to celebrate?  Continue reading