I’ve been praying a lot lately for a friend who has an openly homosexual sibling who’s recently proposed to and is planning to marry their partner. The point of this series of posters is not to give commentary on my personal views of the homosexual lifestyle (although I will if you ask), but to encourage all those who find their hearts aching
over some decision that a loved one has made. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned from my own heartaches:
Be honest, but speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).Never stop loving. Keep praying, and ask those who love you deeply to pray with and for you. Let God use your grief to cause you to search your own heart. Don’t let the choices of others cause you to doubt or become discouraged. Accept freedom of choice as a God-given privilege because He loves us,
and accept grief as the price of loving those we believe have made choices that will ultimately bring them pain and unhappiness. God does this for each of us.Surrender. Trust. Hope. Wait. Continue in prayer. Be still.
“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge” (Psalm 46:10-11).