A Place for Hurting Families to Heal and Thrive
Waiting is a period of learning. The longer we wait,
the more we hear about him for whom we are waiting.
Watching for a Prodigal's Return
Watching a loved one travel a destructive path is hard. In the story Jesus told about the son who set off for a distant land squandering his inheritance, we find a grieving father waiting for his return. We know he watches because Jesus paints the picture with these words (Luke 15:20, NIV), "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him."
Like that father, families in the Waiting Room scan the horizon to catch a glimpse of their loved one's return; asking God to help them find their way home. While they hold on, God has a place for families to gather, to pray for one another, and offer words of hope and encouragement from His Word. Here they learn to rely on His strength for their journey.
Waiting Room Ministry hopes you don't wait alone. Join us.
"Prayer breaks all bars,
dissolves all chains,
opens all prisons,
and widens all straits by which
God's saints have been held."
-E. M. Bounds
Whatever problem you face today, I hope you know you are not in it alone! Christian families worldwide understand your pain as their children take the broad road apart from the life God offers on the narrow one.
This spring, we are adding two new OnLine Waiting Rooms for families whose journey includes a loved one who abandoned the Faith or rejected Biblical Christianity and another group for those whose adult child cut them out of their life. Both are common griefs parents experience in these dark days.
If you are interested in either group, please sign up, and we will contact you when the group is up.
At times, the trouble we face overlaps with multiple groups. If that is the case, don't feel singled out.There is not one struggle that is not common to humanity. I have family members and close friends whose children have at least one of the issues we address in our support groups. There are nuances to each struggle, but the grief and traveling through the pain as God designed are the same. God has a way and a plan!
Families Whose Child
I wait for the LORD,
my soul does wait,
And in His word do I hope.
Psalm 130:5, NASB