This is one of those days where I have one pressing thought on my mind. Its short and sweet:
It’s absolutely amazing how frustrating and hurtful it is to watch your teenagers continually dismiss your advice and ignore your suggestions. It’s really a stress creator – it makes you want to put your fist into the wall or tear something up.
Oh but isn’t it interesting that we continually do the same thing to our heavenly Father. We disregard his advice for living, we ignore the suggestions, we create our own paths, and I am sure he wants to scream ( hm, that might have something to do with the whole Noah deal).
But what is really amazing is he doesn’t. Check out John 8. With the woman caught in sin he says
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
And then in Hebrews 10 he adds:
17…”Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
So no matter how the day goes today, no matter what befalls, remember these verses, you are forgiven, and that provides quite a lot of strength to deal with the day – even to deal with the teenagers – ARGH!