There have been many promises over the years that the Lord has spoken to my heart in times of trouble, even where my job as a parent is concerned, but one of the most precious ones for me is Psalm 37:25 (NIV), where David says: “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” Because neither of my sons were all that thrilled about school or their studies, there were times when I doubted that they would even graduate from high school. This was bewildering to me, because I had always been a conscientious and high-achieving student, and it never even crossed my mind that my children would be anything different.
As a mom, I longed to see both of my sons win full scholarships, so that they could go to college and not worry about the cost. When it became obvious to me that this dream of mine would never be realized, I cried many bitter tears. As I brought my heartbreak and concerns before the Lord in prayer, He led me to His promise in Psalm 37:25. It was His way of assuring me that He was not going to abandon my children, and that He still had bright and beautiful futures ahead for them that included divine protection and provision. Both of my sons did attend some college, but neither of them graduated with the usual 4-year degrees.
Today, my older son, Joseph, has a great job in the computer field, and already makes more money than his dad ever did—something my husband is very proud of—and John has one of the largest and most popular Christian music websites ever. All without any student loans to pay off, I might add. I’m sharing all this with you in case you, too, are concerned about the future of your own children. If you are living your life for the Lord, and if you are covering your children in prayer each day, and entrusting them to His care, you can bet that He has awesome plans for their lives, and that He will never forsake them or let them go hungry!