Joel Osteen daily devotionals May 5 2022 :
Proverbs 22:6, NKJV
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
You may have a child who’s off course. The good news is that you trained them up to know the Lord. That faith was deposited in their spirit. The promise is that in the end, they will not depart from it. It doesn’t say anything about the middle. They may take some wrong turns. It may not look like they’re never going to get back on track. Don’t get discouraged. God knows how to get their attention. You keep praying, keep encouraging, keep believing that something is happening. Your declaration should be, “They’re coming back. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
I’ve learned that everyone is on a journey. Where they are now is not where they’re going to be in ten years. Give them room to change. You can’t make them do what’s right. Don’t always try to correct them, give them a lesson, or threaten them. Sometimes you just have to love them. The Scripture says, “Love never fails.” You can love them back on track.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your promise of restoring a child who goes off course. Thank You that the seed of faith that was planted in their heart never dies and will blossom at some point. I declare that they are coming back and that together we will serve You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.