Train children in the right way…



Proverbs 22:6 Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.

Less than an hour ago I hugged my daughter Danielle (pictured above) as she left the house for her last day of high school. Then I read this verse from Proverbs. You know, the thing about being a parent is it’s hard to know how you’re doing at any given moment. There’s no scoreboard you can refer to. You just have to wait and see. And pray. And trust the Lord.

Being a dad is something that has been very important to me and I’ve done the best I know how. But I know I’ve made mistakes nevertheless. On occasion I’ve done the wrong things and said the wrong things. Sometimes I’m a good example and sometimes I’m not. Yet through it all I pray that our heavenly Father has made up for my shortcomings. I trust that.

Gracious God, today I pray for all the young people wrapping up another year of school. By your grace, take them by the hand and lead them into your preferred future for them. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Train children in the right way…

  1. Pam Illick

    Sometimes it is really hard to know how we are doing as a parent! I will agree with you there. I have found that once my children reached adulthood, I could SEE the fruit of my labor. It is a great feeling to look at my kids and think: You know, my son is a really good man. He is someone I could count on. Or: If I met my daughter someplace, I would really enjoy having her as my friend. God is good and God’s grace is abundant as God helps us raise our children. All the mistake I made along the way, and I made some real big ones, God has managed to either erase or soften through God’s own forgiveness and love.

    I am really enjoying your blog. Thank you.

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