Help; Wisdom Needed!
Over the years as I have gained experience with raising my older children, God has shown me what does work and what doesn't work. What I would think would be the obvious "correction" when a teenager keeps messing up in certain sins, has become the very thing that does nothing for them.
God is so good, and knows our children way better than we do. In asking for wisdom, He always gives it to me in how to correctly deal with issues that arise. He uses my children's repeated mess ups to remind me how He deals with Me; lovingly, graciously, mercifully, forgiving my faults before I even admit to them, and offers another chance, time-and-time again.
We are not guaranteed all our right parenting skills will lead our children in the wise path. The more important thing I have come to know is that God starts at the end of our lives first and works backwards. That is how He works it all out for our good; even our sins and ignorance and weaves it into a grand plan for His purpose.
I am thanking My loving Daddy today in being such a good responder to Me despite what He knows about Me; I am learning from Him. He loves me and He loves my children even more than I do. I can relax even in the midst of the chaos of my teenagers mistakes and the consequences it causes. He knows all. It is no surprise.
Thank you Lord for your unending wisdom and mercy!
James 1:15 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.