A loving God would never let you suffer pain, would he?
Too many of us falsely believe that God’s love could never manifest itself in suffering, punishment, or trouble for his children or our children.
Love Amidst Trouble
But this belief has caused much-unneeded harm to many parent-child relationships and to the body of Christ at large.
Jesus said, “in this life, you will have trouble.” King David wrote in Psalm 71:20, “though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.”
So, let’s teach our kids how to manage trouble well rather than making it our life’s ambition to shield our kids from it at every turn. Life’s troubles are very often God’s boot camp for character development.
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