Scripture- “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”- Ephesians 1:7
Insight: Have you been hurt by your Father? Has there been generational abuse, alcoholism or abandonment in your family? That pain is real and it stings. It’s effects can plague us for a lifetime. I know, because I have been a part of that cycle. But I also know that God can break the cycle and have us been the one to break the generational sin in our family. We can’t do this in our own strength. It is impossible. But with God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 says so: “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” We can be the Father to our children that we never had. God wants this for us. Because we have been redeemed through His blood, as Ephesians 1:7 says above, and forgiven for our sins, we can and must forgive our Fathers who have hurt us. It is the only way to move forward, and to be for our kids what we never got from our dads. Our reward will be large in Heaven for the courage to change the narrative.