Tuesday, January 7, 2014

No Greater Joy….

 3 John 1:4  "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
All and any sacrifices are worth it if, in the end, this is the outcome. But, for those whose children haven't chosen this path the heartache is real.  Yet, the promises of the Lord are sure that if they remain true and faithful they will be blessed with comfort and peace amidst the struggles.

An 1970 church article stated this:  
"Now parents, there is substantial help for you if you will accept it…  And parents, if you seek for a cure that ignores faith and religious doctrine, you look for a cure where it never will be found….Once parents know that there is a God and that we are his children, they can face problems like this and win.  It would take a miracle, you say?  Well, if it takes a miracle, why not."  
We know that it's not usually a 'quick fix' but we do know that through all the trials we all face, we can come to know the Lord, as did the Pioneers, 'in our extremities' and that the faith and prayers of a righteous parent 'availeth' much.  
So, during mortal challenges and obstacles we press on, move forward in faith, and rely wholly upon the merits of Jesus Christ who is mighty to save.  He helps us before, during and after severe trials if we humble ourselves and turn to him in our need.