Daily Reflections

He Will Accomplish His Purposes

June 20, 2023 Lori Hatcher

The Lord’s decree will prevail. —Proverbs 19:21

If you’ve sinned against your child (and we all have), God is sovereign even over that sin. If someone else has sinned against your child, God is sovereign over that as well.

Some of us came to Christ later in life and lived a godless example in front of our children. Although we’ve repented and asked forgiveness of God and our children, we find it hard not to blame ourselves for their rebellion. Other times we see events in our children’s lives that are outside our control and wonder if these events pushed them over the prodigal precipice.

The story of Joseph should give us hope. Listen to what he said to his brothers as they stood before him in fear and guilt over their sinful actions: “You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people” (Gen. 50:20).

Joseph understood that while God didn’t cause the sin that changed his life forever, He was able to use the sin to accomplish something good. He can do the same for our children.

Make it Personal

Pray Romans 8:28 for the children you know, that God would use all things to work together for their good.