Parenting by Design - July 11

The certainty of our hope

Zeph 3:15:  "The Lord has taken away His judgments against you; He has cleared away your enemies.  The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you will fear disaster no more" (NASU).

We can live joyfully in the present when we know the future is secure.  As Christian parents, we can approach the trials of life with calm assurance because we know nothing on this earth can keep us from an eternity with God.  As your kids experience disappointments - poor report cards, lost games, romantic break-ups, fights with friends - pass along this message of hope.

Our faith is revealed in the way we respond to everyday events.  Sometimes we forget the end result for those who trust in the Lord.  We will live and reign with Him and for Him.  The future is assured.

In trials or in triumphs, rejoice in the hope of the coming age, and pass that joy on to your children.

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