My heart goes out to the folks involved in child custody issues. Comfort, though, is in the awareness that God is an ever-present help. Psalm 46:1 – KJV, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Yes, no matter what happens, God is love and what the Bible teaches about love and the Lord’s aid provides immense measures of relief.

There are instances when, due to actions of vindictiveness, people are being deprived of access to their children. Of course, there are cases when such access is deemed safe and in the best interest of the subject children. We know, though, that there are situations when there are issues of spiteful deprivation. Particularly, disturbing are the times when youth are relocated to foreign countries, which makes custody matters even more challenging.

Christians are some of those involved in heart-wrenching custody battles. It’s so draining for parents to be engaged in those sharp disagreements. Of course, children suffer considerably through the ordeals.

Thanks be unto God that we have an anchor of our souls. Hebrews 6:19 – KJV, “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast . . .” We have to endure challenges, and uncertainties to teach us, to strengthen us and to gain more proofs that we can trust in the Lord, regardless.

Life is a process of pleasures, enlightenment, steps, obstacles, rewards and consequences. We all have to navigate through the variables. The Bible tells us to hope in God. Psalm 39:7 – KJV, “And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.” Considerable relief is in knowing that we’re never alone.

Sincere gratitude extends to the judges who render fair and reasonable conclusions in child custody matters. Continued prayers go forth for those parents whose custody situations have yet to be settled.

Psalm 18:1 – KJV, “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

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Sandra Hicks

Sandra is a native of Washington D.C. who joyously walks with God, and firmly believes in the steadfast flow of love and truth. She is president of a home-based business that specializes in writing, editing, consulting and retail sales of photo products. Her published pieces include essays, inspirational topics and stories, reflections, commentaries, and poetry. In January 2011, one of her inspirational pieces was selected as a Jewel Chest feature on a Christian website. Sandra enjoys photography and snaps shots often in her hometown of Washington, D.C.

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