Proverbs 13:17 (New Living Translation)
17 An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing.
Over this last year, we have had many messengers who would share wrongfully. At the time I couldn't believe what they were saying. I kept my faith in what I felt was the truth. Found patience through God and it was with those who were reliable sources that we began to heal in the way God had intended.
Isn't that how it is? At the beginning of a trial, you question and seek the truth. Following God's direction as you go along this journey, sometimes it is not till the end that you see the work God had been doing along.
Proverbs 13:15 (New Living Translation)
15 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.
I will continue to do what is right and let those who are out to hurt us be destroyed by their own actions. Our family has had it's share of struggles and yet the wicked have not been able to destroy us. It has made us a stronger family and our direction is rewarded in God's way. To be where we are, to have what we have, and will continue growing in the way God plans for us. We will always Praise Him.
Proverbs 13:24(New International Version)
24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
We never spared the rod in raising our children, they we disciplined for any action that was wrong and rewarded for their good actions. Some thought we were to strict with our children, yet at times to lenient. I did not want their ways to be our ways, but God's way in what he has planned for them. They were tempted, fell prey to the wicked, but it was their faith in God that carried them through, to see the right and wrong. They are just who they should be, where they should be and know that God has more planned for them. I do not dictate or control them, I share with them the tools that life requires at times and let them use them how they need.
Proverbs 13:25 (New International Version)
25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
With all God has provided us, we will continue to eat to our hearts content. Continue to have family dinners, family gatherings, family celebrations of the life God has given us. We will pray for the wicked so that they may see their evil ways and pray that God will guide them to forgive and they to will be forgiven.