Good morning, Father.
Thank you for your constant care and growing me for you, Lord. Thank you for the recent contact with each of my adult children, and thank you for bringing us all safely through the season when I had school-age children, for today is my youngest child’s LAST day of high school…! That is awesome, and I am looking forward to seeing her start an independent life, getting some training and experience and setting up her own place. I pray that you go before her and prepare the way, Lord. Close and open the right doors, and encourage her heart to be brave and full of your love. Thank you for caring for us, Father!
2 Corinthians 7:10-11 ERV
The kind of sorrow God wants makes people decide to change their lives. This leads them to salvation, and we cannot be sorry for that. But the kind of sorrow the world has will bring death.
You had the kind of sorrow God wanted you to have. Now see what that sorrow has brought you: It has made you very serious. It made you want to prove that you were not wrong. It made you angry and afraid. It made you want to see me. It made you care. It made you want the right thing to be done. You proved that you were not guilty in any part of that problem.
Lord, I have had many sorrows in my life, some of my own doing and not always the good kind that makes me want to change. Lord, I ask you to use any bad experiences me and my family has, to grow us for you. Let our sorrows make us want to change, and become more fervent for the Truth. Let us walk in your love and grow in your wisdom. Amen!