As a stepmom does it ever seem like you have trouble heaped upon you? (Are you laughing and saying to yourself, “yeah, all the time!”). Stepmoms can be the target of anger from ex-wives, step kids and even their husbands. There are a lot of emotions and different perspectives from each family member, and the ex, in the midst of the blending process. There are great times in a blended family, then there are also difficult times. A stepmom can get tired of the drama, the conflict, and the chaos. What’s a fed up stepmom to do? When my husband and I are weighed down by negative things thrown our way, we turn to scripture. Here are some Bible verses where we find rest.
We try to keep perspective. It’s not really that any individual person is trying to harm us, we know the truth because the Bible says “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV). This helps us focus our prayer where it needs to be, and avoid negative thoughts about any one person.
And we remember how the Bible tells us to treat those who hurt us. Romans 12:20 (MSG) says “Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.”
Today I am thankful that I can get a heavenly perspective in a difficult situation.
What are you thankful for today?