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 “But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong

– 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 {ESV}

My parents divorced when I was eight. It was scary. It produced a control freak. That’s why I battle with giving everything over to God—including my family. Laying loved ones at the foot of the cross requires vulnerability, a dictator’s greatest fear.

Trust doesn’t come easily when your soul has been wounded. God understands. He gently woos us into his embrace and reveals His tender, passionate heart. This transforms anxiety into trust. He never fails. He never abandons.

Those childhood scars now serve a higher calling, and my weakness is made strong in Christ.

Are you afraid of being vulnerable? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal hidden areas where fear may be preventing you from letting go.  When weakness becomes a friend, rather than a foe, the abundant life promised by Christ isn’t far behind.


 ~ Resource of the Day ~

Grace Based Parenting


This is Day 14 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

We’ve also created a calendar (two color options) that you can download and print to keep at your desk, on your fridge or wherever you’ll see it and be reminded to pray.


Click here to download 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children {Option 1}

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Laura Petherbridge

Laura Petherbridge serves couples and single adults with topics on spiritual growth, marriage and relationships, stepfamilies, co-parenting, and divorce recovery. She is an international speaker and author of When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t” -Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and The Smart Stepmom, co-authored with Ron Deal, and endorsed by Gary Chapman (Five Love Languages). Laura is a featured expert on the DivorceCare DVD series, and has appeared on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Moody Broadcasting, Christianity Today’s Marriage Partnership and She and her husband, Steve, reside in Summerfield, FL.



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