September 21, 2015

I did not know what to title this so it just gets a date.

A recent prayer request had me searching the internet for scriptures and prayers for husbands whose wife had left them. To my amazement I did not find one page that met what I was looking for. There were pages on wives whose husbands had left them for another woman. There were prayers for children of divorce. Yet I could not find a prayer page or scripture page for husbands who were left behind. Why is it that the world acknowledges husbands leaving but the husband who has been left is being neglected?

Unfortunately women and children are not the only ones who are abused and neglected. Men who are abused go unreported every day. Women leave their husbands and children. Yet there is no support for these men.

I have known men who have ben abused, and were left to raise their children and put their lives back together after their wives left them to do whatever they pleased. It is happening more and more every day. So what can be done for these men and their children?

The only thing I can think of is to bring awareness to this problem. I can pray but they need more than prayer. Just because they are a man does not mean that they do not get hurt or do not suffer. They need help just like anyone else. They struggle just like anyone else. God loves them as He does all of us. Let us keep these men in prayer and speak words of encouragement to them. Remind them that they are important and loved, and that they are not alone. They probably won’t broadcast their hurt, and more than likely suffer in silence. This does not mean they do not need help or do not want to receive a kind word or action.

We all need God’s help, and God uses His body to reach the lost and hurting. We are His body. Let us be used to do His work.

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