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!

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.