Bitter Grief

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Daily Reading: 2 Kings 6:1-7:20, Acts 15:36-16:15, Psalm 142:1-7, Proverbs 17:24-25

Daily Verse: “A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.” Prov. 17:25

Bitter grief.

Nothing causes me more shame than thinking of the grief I caused my mother in my younger years with my shenanigans. 

“I earned every gray hair I have,” she told me many times. Parents never stop worrying, no matter what the age of their children. In ways, they worry more as kids get older. Someone once told me, “You’re only as happy as your saddest child.”

Since God didn’t bless us with kids, I will never know the truth of that statement. But I pray for parents regularly as they strive to raise their children to the best of their ability.

As a child who made many foolish decisions in my youth, I pray for wandering souls searching for their way. God knows, my mother’s prayers helped save me. Despite my many flaws, her unconditional love helped me find my way back to the Lord.

Don’t give up on your kids. The Lord does work miracles, and you never know when they will decide to make a U-turn and head in a different direction.

Lord, thank You for protecting us from our poor decisions. Praying for parents with wayward children, give them hope for a brighter future. Help the wandering hearts find their way back to You. IJNIP. Amen

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