Gayla Grace on praying for your stepfamily

Friday’s Fav Scripture – “Faith is Being Sure of What We Hope For”

Today I want to share one of my favorite songs by Kutless, “What Faith Can Do.” I hope you will take the time to watch the video and listen to the lyrics. Here are a few phrases from the song that resonate with me:

“Impossible is not a word. It’s just a reason for someone not to try.”

“You will find your way. If you keep believing.”

“Don’t you give up now. The sun will soon be shining.”

“I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains.”

“That’s what faith can do.”

Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

How does your faith impact your stepparenting journey?

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Friday’s Fav Scripture – “I Will Strengthen You and Help You”

Friday’s Favorite Scripture this week is Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you;  do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you wth my righteous right hand.”
In my last post I shared the traumatic incident my stepson recently experienced. Our family has encountered some fear as a result of that happening. But God has reminded us of His faithfulness and His willingness to help us work through our fears as we rely on Him for protection and guidance. 
As a stepparent, I depend on the Lord’s help daily. I fail miserably in my stepparenting role without Him. I  become dismayed if I look at our circumstances and attempt to make sense of them on my own. I need to be reminded that He wants to “uphold me with His righteous right hand.”
What about you? What Scripture helps you on your stepparenting journey?
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Note to Readers: I’m starting a new format with my Friday blog entries. I will post a favorite Scripture, quote, or song video every Friday and how it applies to stepfamily life. I will continue my post series on tips for a successful remarriage with my next post on Monday.

One of my all-time favorite Scripture passages is Philippians 4:6,7: “Be anxious for nothing but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Stepfamily life has brought a lot of anxiety our way. Some days I handle it better than others, but the only way I handle it with confidence and peace, is through prayer and supplication.

Our biggest anxiety currently centers around financial concerns. My husband’s job has been unstable for more than two years because of the economy and we don’t see much hope of it getting better. We are facing decisions of whether he should look for other employment, which could involve relocating, or continue to hope and pray for his current position. The stress of increasing financial obligations also looms overhead with two children currently in college and a third one to start next year.

It’s not unusual for stepfamilies to face financial crises. When there are several children in the mix, financial strain can become a burden. But we can trust that God will take care of our needs and give us the peace we need when we “let our requests be made known to God,” and trust Him with the answers.

Are you struggling with anxiety over circumstances in your stepfamily? Have you taken your requests to the Lord?

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