One of the most difficult things to do is to rebuild a shattered relationship. Unfortunately, there are many shattered relationships today—in homes, churches, and ministries—and they can be repaired and strengthened only when people face problems honestly, deal with them biblically and lovingly, and seek to get right with God.
As you and I examine our own lives, we must determine to be part of the answer and not part of the problem. We must show appreciation, practice separation from evil, and encourage reconciliation if God is to use us to restore broken relationships.
Today’s verse: “Come, and let us return unto the Lord; for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1).
Consider: Lamentations 3:40-41; Micah 7:9; Luke 15:17-20;1 Corinthians 7:10-11; 1 Peter 2:25.
Action assignment: Talk with the Lord about a broken relationship that you may have; determine to receive strength from God to restore this relationship.
WARREN W. WIERSBE