Today is my mother and my father birthday. It is with a joyful heart that I celebrate them both today. My father is now with Our Father and I celebrate him today. My mother is in another state but we talk frequently. As I was thinking about my parents, I had to thank God!
See, He knew me before I was formed in my mother's belly. He knew who my father would be as well. The relationships were not and are not perfect but they are mine. The relationships with my parents help form me today.
What am I saying? I am saying if your relationship with a mother/father is strained, don't blame them, talk to God about it. God blessed you with those parents. Look for God in the relationship, what is He trying to teach you? What can you do differently? How can you reconcile the relationship? The ultimate goal is reconciliation, even if you feel like you have done no wrong.
Your parent may be an addict, prostitute, alcoholic, or abusive. God loves them and you need to learn to love them too. Thank God for your parents. He predestined you for them and them for you.
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose