Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
If you’ve been a Believer any length of time you will have heard this voted quoted by many and often. My guess, though, is that some reading this are not experiencing this at all in their lives.
Here’s what I mean. You’ve done what you could and still your child(ren) has not at all turned towards God. They’re on their own now but are living in total rebellion. You read this verse and just want to weep. And if you’re honest you are tired of hearing this verse when people learn of your kids’ plight.
The principle of the verse is solid: you will reap what you sow. If you sowed good seed, you’ll reap it. You’re not seeing it now and that’s okay. What you sowed for many years was not in vain. Think of the farmer who waits and waits and waits for his crop to sprout up. Don’t give up praying for your kids. You’re probably closer to a breakthrough than you know. But in the process, your child may have to go through some very painful lessons, primarily because of the choices he’s made. Still, don’t give up.