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Sep 19, 2023

God’s Word shares powerful wisdom for dealing with harmful relationships. A damaged marriage, child-parent relationship, or friendship gone bad can cause us to spiral downward. Everything is affected. Work, sleep, even our prayer life.


When a relationship sours, it’s important to remember we bear responsibility for doing everything possible to nurture healthy relationships. Our prayer life and resolve can go a long way toward repairing the damage.


When King David’s advisor, Nathan, saw what sin had done to David’s life, he confronted him. It must’ve been difficult for Nathan to be this honest with the king about his personal issues, but things got better.


Proverbs 13:20 says, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Commit yourself to healing in a bad relationship. With God’s help, it can be done. 


Let’s pray.


Lord, there is so much hurt in this world, and none of us gets out without some trouble. If we’ve hurt someone, or if someone has hurt us, please put a burden on our hearts to go to that person in a spirit of love and peace, seeking to make things right. In Jesus’ name, amen.