To God Be the Glory

“He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:31
“Lord, we have tried to bring up our children for You but they are not following You. Please help them.” Have we ever pleaded with the Lord this way?
As Christian parents we want spiritual blessing and joy in the Lord for our families. But if our children turned out to our satisfaction, perhaps we would be tempted to think that we had been a real success as parents. Then where would the “glorying in the Lord” be? Be assured, dear mothers, that He hears your cries, but He does the work in our children’s lives, in His time, and so the glory is all His. Then we will be only too happy to say “Look what the Lord has done in my child’s life.” God hasn’t written the last page yet. It is our privilege to keep on praying, and our comfort to know God answers prayer.
Meanwhile, as we recognize our own failures, we can “humble [ourselves]...under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt [us] in due time: Casting all [our] care upon Him; for He careth for [us]” (1 Peter 5:6-76Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:6‑7)). God is greater than all our failures and He cares about the pain we feel as we wait for Him to work, as well as caring about our children even more than we do.