For the past year I've been struggling in the relationship with my earthly father. I realize that the factors surrounding our disconnect are completely out of my control. In my moments of sorrow, frustration, anger, and pain I meditate on the comforting knowledge that God's plans for my life are prosperous and not harmful (Jeremiah 29:11). I must continue to trust in the Lord regarding my father and our relationship. I pray every day for healing and restoration, but I also whole-heartedly trust God's will, should it be different than my fervent requests. My trust in God allows me to breathe, refocus, forgive, and stay resilient in prayer.
Thank you, Lord, for the peace you provide amidst the daily struggles of this life, and the hope you give us through Your son, Jesus Christ.