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00624 - Dealing With Family Disappointment

Dealing with family disappointment is challenging, particularly when expectations clash with reality. It's natural to hope that our family members will embody the values and traditions we hold dear, yet life often presents us with a different picture. 

Colossians 3:13 (NKJV) offers a guiding light: "Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do." This encourages us to look beyond the surface, trusting that God is at work in ways we might not immediately perceive.

While we may experience distance or heartache, our prayers for our loved ones' well-being and salvation remain powerful. There is solace in knowing that, in God's hands, no effort of love or prayer is in vain. Our prayers for our family, even in the face of disappointment, become the true expression of our deepest wishes for their lives.


Even through the worst times with family, always pray for their salvation.


Lord, help me to continue to pray for my family's salvation. Amen.

Action Point

List your whole family, put that on the fridge and pray for someone’s salvation each time you go in there.

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via 


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