I have been a huge fan of the mega-size Duggar family for several years. I own all of their books and many of their TV episodes. It has taken me a while to process the news when it was revealed that their eldest son molested 5 girls as a young teen. However troubling that was, they all said it was in the past and that it had been dealt with as a family. But now I am deeply grieved by Josh’s confession yesterday about being unfaithful to his wife and his addiction to pornography.
It greatly saddens my heart to think of what his wife, children, and extended family are processing right now. However horrible this situation is (and all of the publicity that follows), I feel like maybe it is God’s mercy that all of these things have been brought to light. If the media had not exposed his sin, maybe he would have lived many more years in this bondage.
God is a God of light. He doesn’t care about man’s appearance, reputation, or fame. He cares about what is in the heart of a man. God deeply cares about Josh Duggar’s soul.
Josh’s recent confession reveals that his inner man is quite sick and in need of deep healing. I pray that Josh has truly repented and that he will find forgiveness and healing in our Savior. I pray that the Duggar family can walk through this time leaning on Jesus. I pray that God would heal Josh and Anna’s marriage, and after overcoming all of this, that they will have a powerful testimony about God’s faithfulness through the hardest of storms.
1 John 1:5-10
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.