Thankful for my Prodigal Daughter

Try as we might, talking, pleading, reminding her of everything we’ve taught her… regardless, our adult daughter is fast moving toward what could be the worst decision of her life.  In fact, she’s already made the decision to do this, it’s just a process now of her work transfer going through.  A transfer that will enable her to move away from her family and into a situation that we would never give our blessing.  She is going against everything she’s been taught.  And this past week and a half has been the hardest days of parenting that we have ever had to endure.

I’ve been reminded that God had a reason for putting the story of the Prodigal Son in the Bible.  It’s obvious that children have been doing this for a very long time.  That is comforting, but it still hurts, deeper than words can express.

I am thankful for my daughter, who seems set on this course which is so wrong.  I am thankful that regardless of it all, God remains in control.  And so extremely thankful for the verse, that God can work all things together for good, even in the midst of bad.  To Him, we cling.

 

By: Elin Criswell

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