Parenting by Design - Aug. 17


>Ps 27:13-14:  "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!" (NKJV).

Twenty-four hours a day.  Seven days a week.  We are constantly called to make parenting decisions on the fly.  The pressure can be overwhelming.  In the process, our nerves and faith are tested.  Perhaps this passage is most applicable when demands are greatest.  It takes courage to wait on the Lord when your mind is screaming to do something.  But, until God has strengthened your heart, your actions can be impulsive and ineffective.  Instead of relying on your own snap judgments, trust in the goodness of God and wait for His guidance, He will supply you with the strength and wisdom you need (Heb 13:20-21).

Under pressure, be patient and wait for the Lord to strengthen your heart and guide your actions.

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