God will sometimes stir up ingredients in your life like suffering, struggling and pain to remind you to depend on him. Even though it may not seem like it at the time, what God has prepared for you will yield a much sweeter and more desirable person if you can endure the testing and hurt.
God promises he will be with you in it and through it, and he will preserve your life. The process is not always enjoyable in any realm of thinking, but parenting will occasionally test you to preserving moments. In those moments, you must be aware that the promise of his presence on the other side is your hope!
Points to Ponder
*What has God brought you through?
*How have you learned from that experience?
*What have been some experiences you can share with your children so they can learn in this area?
Taken from Once a Day Nurturing Great Kids