Do Your Children have Hope?

Posted on September 3, 2012 · Posted in Parenting

Something to think about.

We are justified by faith. Our faith is a gift that cannot be earned by our performance.

Therefore my confidence is not based upon how I perform, but on how God performs.

When I mess up I have hope, because when I am weak then I am strong.

This is because I always have access to the gift of faith. Therefore, I always have access to hope. When I think this way I will have thoughts & feelings that are based in hope that I can’t see.

When I don’t think this way my hope is based upon what I do, what I see, which leads to despair.

Hope that is seen is no hope at all!

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.