This is especially hard on the children when one parent walks out and leaves another parent to take care of them with no financial support. It puts extra burdens on the parent that’s trying to support her kids. She’s now dealing with emotional problems and financial problems that can lead to health problems that can spiral into spiritual problems.
Where eventually if Christian family members aren’t there to help support her the vultures and predators of the world will offer their support. It makes that family at risk and targets of evildoers.
If Christian family members aren’t there to help a displaced mother with small children what kind of example does this leave for the children to witness?
The children today turn to drugs and sexual addictions to get over the emotional pain of abandonment.
Children put in foster care or adopted out by strangers are often bitter because no family members would step up to claim them. They not only feel abandoned by their parents’ but the whole biological family that rejected them. We saw these kids come in and out of our home over the years it leaves emotional scars that only Jesus Christ can heal, but many of these children think if they couldn’t trust their bio father or family members to take care of them how can they trust a God that they don’t think was ever there for them?
Some children and even the parent starts to question the validity of their faith if they don’t see God moving through others in their life. And unfortunately, it leads to a household of lost souls where their souls become at risk.
Today, you have many bilogical fathers that walk out on their wives and children and leave them to fend for themselves. Many of these women face the world with no training or skills.
The Apostle Paul warns that family members that see another family in need and suffering and do nothing it would be better if they were unbelievers than to do nothing. He’s letting us know that these people will be judged very harshly.
Matthew 18:10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
There are some family members that will even make the situation worse.
They will steal or take the very little that the oppressed were left to fill their rich houses with more stuff.
Amos 5:12 For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
At risk, families are subject to:
Emotional pain that leaves scars
Open Season for predators
Offer Hope By:
The Word of God
Be an Example
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Father God, I pray today that you reach out the displaced mother that you show her through others that she can make it in a world where the devourer waits to devour her and her children. You are the creator of heaven and earth and I know Father that you can open hearts and doors for the displaced mother, in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray.