A Wonderful Resource

“Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.” Genesis 25:21-2221And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord. (Genesis 25:21‑22)
Here we see a nice example of a husband and a wife having a personal relationship with the Lord individually. Both went to the Lord — Isaac to request a blessing and Rebekah for an answer to a question. I am sure that there are many of us who have seen a struggle going on with our children. Isn’t it wonderful to have a resource in the One who promises to give wisdom to those who ask Him and won’t reprove us for doing so? “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:55If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)). In the next verse we are reminded that we must ask in faith, and in the previous verse (vs. 4), we had been reminded to “let patience have her perfect work.” Yes, it takes faith and patience to wait on God to do His work in our children’s lives. In Hebrews 6:1212That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:12) we are told, “  ...  who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Perhaps today you are facing a challenge with one or more of your children. Remember, you have a heavenly Father who promises to answer your call and wants you to claim His promises, found so abundantly in His Word.