Are you weary and looking for help? Feeling sorrowful and needing hope? Do you feel like you are languishing and looking for a way to make progress, move forward and find success? Where do you turn when you are weary, languishing, or sorrowful?
We need to turn to God and remember His promises!
So let’s remember God has given us His Word so that we can build our lives upon it! God inspired the entire Bible and so we can depend upon it! God’s Word isn’t just a good read or good ideas, they are God’s ideas and authoritative! So let’s choose to build our lives upon God’s Word, His love letter to us, and turn to Him when we need help, hope, and direction!
God doesn’t want us to go it alone which is why when Jesus return to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit! God loves us so much and doesn’t want us to be wandering all alone that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever would believe on Him would not perish but have everlasting life! God also gave us one another for where two or more are gathered, He is with us! God gave us one another because ‘Two are better than one because they have a more satisfying return for their labor; for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and does not have another to lift him up. Again, if two lie down together, then they keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. ‘ (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
Where do you turn?
Are you ready to be the dads that God wants us to be? Let’s be the dads who turn to God when we find ourselves stuck, weary, and sad! Now let’s consider how we can put today’s Word into practice in order to be the dads:
- Be a source of rest: “Create a safe and peaceful environment for your family. Be a place of refuge when your spouse or children need a break from the stresses of life.”
- Provide comfort: “When your family members are going through a difficult time, be a source of comfort and support. Listen to them, empathize with their struggles, and offer words of encouragement.”
- Help alleviate burdens: “Whether it’s helping with household chores, running errands, or taking care of the children, be willing to step in and help relieve the burdens that your family members are carrying.”
- Celebrate their successes: “When your children or spouse achieve something, celebrate their successes with them. Show them that you are proud of their accomplishments and support their dreams.”
- Be a positive influence: “Model positivity and resilience in your own life, and encourage your family to do the same. Help them find the good in difficult situations and show them that setbacks can be opportunities for growth.”
- Foster joy: “Create opportunities for fun and laughter with your family. Plan family outings, game nights, or other activities that will bring joy and build happy memories.”
- Offer forgiveness: “When your family members make mistakes or hurt you, be quick to forgive them. Show them that your love is unconditional and that you are willing to move past any hurt feelings.”
- Practice patience: “Parenting can be challenging, and your children may frustrate you at times. Practice patience and understanding with them, and help them learn from their mistakes.”
- Be present: “Make time to be present with your family. Put down your phone, turn off the TV, and be fully engaged with your family members when you are together.”
- Show love: “Above all, show your family members love in all that you do. Be affectionate, say “I love you” often, and demonstrate your love through your actions.”