Devotional: The Job Of Parenting
Christian Devotion on Parenting
"...Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your
children [do not be hard on them or harass them], lest
they become discouraged and sullen and morose and feel
inferior and frustrated. [Do not break their spirit.]..." -
Colossians 3: 21 (AMP)
One of the hardest things I find in life is being
a Parent. This is one area where we need more of
God's wisdom, daily. It's easy to lose your cool
and say things you wish you could take back.
We all long to do the right things in raising our
children. We long to instil into their lives the
things of God, and for them to have a secure foundation.
Sometimes we need to prioritise things. What's really
important? Let things go that are more trivial. Children
can feel harassed and discouraged if their parents come
down on every little thing. They may feel that nothing
they do is any good. A child's spirit is easily broken.
We need to be on our knees for our kids, asking God for
His wisdom, guidance, direction, strength and patience.
It's the hardest job, but with God's help we can do it!
Parenting is still the hardest job
So we need help and wisdom from our God.
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