We need to give our children a voice, so they can be heard
Here is one childs comment:
I can't tell you my name because I don't want to hurt my mom or my dad, but my brother and I are so stressed out all the time. We hate watching mom cry every day because daddy left us. Mom said he moved across town to start a new family with someone else. We're scared all the time now and don't know what to do, or what to think. We're afraid to ask mom anything because we don't believe she knows what's really going on or our dad either. Our pastor says things will work out in time, but we don't believe him either. How can things work out unless mom and dad get back together again. We knew this divorce thing happened to other kids at our school, but we never thought it would happen to us. It's hard to talk about it, because no one really understands how very angry we are, and when we act out our feelings it only gets them upet but we're only trying to get some answers. It's frustrating us like crazy. Were not the least bit happy about what's going on. We cry in our sleep and have nightmares over it. Our dad says stupid things like, "Don't you want me to be happy". He said this after he told us he wanted to marry that stupid woman he was living with. Can you believe it, he wants us to be happy for him. How can he want what makes us so miserable? Doesn't he care about us any more?
Lord, forgive us adults for what we're doing to our children, and to the image of Christ by our selfish acts of trying to please ourselves at their expense. It's obvious we don't know the true meaning of love, or the cost attached to that kind of love!
It's truly sad when hundreds of thousands of children every day watch their parents divorce, remarry, or live in a common law relationship with someone else. Then to top that off 60% of these rebellious relationships fail after only a few short years, causing the children to become even more confused than they alread are.
We're screwing with their minds, their hearts, and their futures, sometimes even with their very lives.
Suicide is on the increace every year. Are we surprised?
We've produced a generation of children who are not able to trust anyone anymore, especially us, their own parents.
It takes real courage to speak the truth in love from our pulpits these days. Many pastors are so afraid of offending someone with the truth that they leave us all struggling trying to decern the truth through all their diplomatic talk about love and commitment.
We here at Hosea's Cry have repented of living for ourselves and are now turning our hearts back to our children. We are trying to listen to the cries of their heart, be they silent or loud, and be they young children or older. We tell them that its ok to be angry at us, because we want them to speak the truth even if it hurts us, if they can speak it in love all the better, but if they can't, say it anyway! We want to hear their heart and we wont try to defend ourselves anymore.
We hope they will be able to forgive us before it's too late, or they too will reap what we sewed into them. We hope they discover like we did that in Christ we have found unconditionally love and now want to sew that into their hearts so they can pass it on to their future mates and others as well. We try to walk this out now with our own spouses who have divorced us. We want to be safe people for them to be around, no longer wanting to argue a point with them, but learning to listen and to forgive them daily.
We tell our children it's not wrong to be angry, just don't hold on to this emotion give it to God as quickly as you can so the bitterness of that emotion wont set in and harden their hearts like it did ours, because it will only ends up defiling many as we can testify too.
Satan delights in our taking on an offense against one another because that has been his strategy all along, to keep us from being coming 'ONE', he wants not only to defile our families with division, but whole nations. Satan knows how to tear down a nation, you start by attacking families one at a time because we are the foundation of a nation.
We are teaching our children that in Christ we can overcome Satan's plans, even after a divorce has taken place, we teach by walking in unconditional love with our unrepentent mates. The Lord has made it very clear that nothing is impossible for us who now love God more than ourselves.
The Lord has taught us to run to Him quickly for our answers when troubles come our way. He will then show us where to stand in the gap so we can see down this ancient narrow path of His, and see that His ways are so very much higher than the ways of this world we are living in. Then as we crawl along this path on bended knees revelation light shines upon the path causing us to rise up and leap for joy at the glory of the Lord our God that surounds us giving us hope for our future and peace beond our understanding.
God desperatly wants our heart's to turn back to our children and the hearts of our children to turn back to us before that dreadful day comes. God does not want our land stricken with this curse called 'division' any longer, but wants us to learn how to be "embassadors of reconciliation" so He can restore what the devil stole from us!!!
Today we get along with our mates even though they divorced us, or have even entered into adulterous marriages. Like Hosea we work hard at being safe people for them to be around. We know of many marriages that were totaly destroyed by Satan have now been resurrected and restored back to life again by God's power alone working through us. The adulterous relationship was broken off and repented of, then after they spent time with the Lord in the Valley of Achor like Gomer did, God opened a door of hope for them too showing them the way back home. Gomer humbly returned to her covenant spouse Hosea who was made ready by God to go take her back again. This is happening all over the world. I wonder why Pastors are not looking into this more closely, and opening up, and talking about this with their congregations? Is it because they may ruffle some feathers?
God is doing this with Israel today. He is causing her to repent from her wicked ways and turn back to Him. He is getting her ready to open her blind eyes so she can look upon the one who was pierced for her transgressions. Even though God divorce Israel He loves her desperately and wants to take her back again. Yeshua, His only begotten Son opened the way for her to return. Yeshua is her bridegroom. He is waiting for her with open arms. He paid the price for her freedom by coming in the flesh for her so she can turn from her rebellious ways and be grafted back in by the blood of her Messiah into a new eternal covenant with Him and the father who are ONE and the same, there is no other God.
Give God Praise for He is able to do the impossible become His own Son!!!