By: Randy Webster

Becoming a parent is the most serious responsibility a human can have. What makes parenting have so much gravitas, is you are responsible for an entire life, and you spend the next 18 years, – (well let’s face it for some of us 25 years), teaching this child all you know. Although there are some common best practices to parenting, there is no manual in which you do points A, B and C correctly, and they come out perfect. Raising a child from an infant into a responsible contributing adult is not a linear journey. Instead, it is a road with many twists and turns. In some cases, our child has completely veered off the road we had originally set them on. It is to those who are in this circumstance that this devotion is dedicated to. Jeremiah 31:16 (AMP) says, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,’ says the Lord; ‘And your children will return from the enemy’s land.’” Your child may be in a grave situation that doesn’t seem possible of a return, but God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek and depend on Him. Your son or daughter may be in the enemy’s land today, but if you will seek God, they can and will return home. I challenge you while you are waiting for their return, suspend judgment, and instead keep praying, keep fasting, and keep the lines of communication open. I also ask that you read II Kings 4:8-37 (NLT) and remember “IT WILL BE ALRIGHT”!

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