” I am a bad mom and my child has a lot of problems because of me.”
” I wasn’t a good mother; I didn’t live a holy life..”
” I didn’t raise my children in God’s Word in the deep and full manner that I should have.”
“I am responsible for my child’s sin and feeling unloved.”
If perfect, mistake-free, infallible parenting is our goal – or if we believe if we can groom perfect children if we try hard enough – then we are instantly setting ourselves up for great disappointment and discouragement.
If I am responsible for some of the bad choices that my children have made, please help me to focus on Your forgiveness, and to forgive myself. Reveal to me how I can help my children to see You in me, to learn to love you more, and to understand the need for You in their lives, even if I have failed at doing that in the past. Lord, help me to forget the past, and throw out all guilt, so that I can look to the future and excitedly await to see Your activity in the lives of me and my family. Encourage and inspire my spirit to be the Mom you called me to be. In Jesus name, Amen.