Offer Grace to your Children

“The problem with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are usually unemployed.” Author Unknown

Whatever we are going though with our children will pass. We don’t know how long it will last because we are not God but we have the hope that we will get to the other side of this season. We can endure because we know this will end sometime. Think of it as a long walk and you are so tired but when you know there will be a time when you will reach your destination, you continue to walk despite your struggle.

If we don’t have needs, we wouldn’t see a need for a Savior. We thank God for our trials so that we learn to depend on our God instead of ourselves.

Our seed and what we have sown in our kids will reap a harvest. It may not be the harvest we thought it would be but it will be the harvest that God wanted. Things may look different than we expected.

Let’s be thankful for our children despite their differences and the current circumstances. Let’s focus on their good attributes. When we see a fault, let’s turn our focus and think of something good. We see what we focus on. Let’s concentrate on their strengths and coach their weaknesses with love when we have the opportunity. We want to fix the problem and then be thankful. Let’s try being thankful for their strengths and let God fix the problem.

We need to give grace to our children as we receive grace from God. It is not earned and we don’t deserve it but it is offered to us from God. We must offer the same grace to those in our lives that haven’t earned it. We may see a closeness that we have not seen in a while. Just as when we receive God’s grace, He moves closer to us, we may be able to move closer to our child because of the grace we offer to them.

God will complete what he has started. God has not abandoned us or our child.

Jeremiah 31:16-17

This is what the Lord says, “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the Lord. “They will return from the land of the enemy. So there is hope for your future,” declares the Lord. “Your children will return to their own land.

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