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Dear God How Long Must I Wait

Updated on September 22, 2014
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I am a mother of 3 wonderful adult children. I am a born-again Christian, I share my personal experience, Hubpages helps me to do that.


To See My Prayers Answered

Being a mother and now once again a single parent, I have asked myself that same question " Dear God where have I gone wrong?

One of the most hardest task in life is being a parent, at least for me it is. Sometimes being a parent means watching your children whom you love so dearly, go through things that break your heart alittle more each time.

How long Lord, how long must I wait until my prayers are answered?. Many years have gone by and still you see no change at least you think there is no change.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him and He will do it.

Dear God where have I gone wrong? I really messed up as a parent. I did the best I could, but I know my best could of been better.

"Trust In The Lord" - With all your heart


Trust: rely on somebody or something: to place confidence in somebody or in somebody's good qualities, especially fairness, truth, honor, or ability.

With all your heart: affection: love, or warm admiration. spirit: the capacity for courage and determination.

I am still waiting for the answer to these prayers! Can our prayers be answered in unexpected ways and us not realizing it? What do you think?

When you pray, pray with the understanding that God does hear your prayer. Trust that He will grant your request not always in the way we think is best.

Never lose hope, never stop praying no matter what the situation is our children need someone to always stand in prayer for them. Especially in this day and age there are so many more temptations and things that they are up against.

Try not to get discouraged. I know that sometimes it is easier said then done especially when nothing seems to be getting any better. Remember it is a spiritual battle and what may be going on in the spiritual realm it may not be seen in and through our eyes. But God is working and we have to believe that.

Be grateful and try not to complain so much about your kids our words are so important this is one area that I need help with. I tend to speak what is on my mind and I need to learn to speak positive about my children and over them by planting good seeds.

read, believe, and confess Isaiah 54:13

Lean Not - On your understanding


I understand my weaknesses and failures. Will I walk today in that reality or trust in Jesus and rest in his finished work? No more attaining to secure His favor - just trusting in who He is and what He has already accomplished on my behalf and on my children's behalf, understand my children's lack of desire to learn and my impatience, frustration, and inadequacy in teaching them.

Will I head into this day with my own understanding and pre-determined thoughts of how the day will go or will I trust the Lord? Will I trust that he died for my children? That he desires to work in them and me? Will I accept all from his hand today as his divine sovereign plan for our lives for our good and his glory?

Believe it or not it is a choice on our part we have to choose for our childrens sake and practice all this starting today.

I heard of many testimonies of mothers who had a wayward child, I will speak of one lady who said that her child was into drugs and everything else but she never waivered in her confession of him being a child of God, blessed by Him, serving him etc. no matter what he was doing she never stopped believing and confessing only this over his life. Today that son is in the ministry serving the Lord. And why because he had a mother who never stopped believing and praying speaking good over him always.

I wish I was like this mother I tend to take my eyes off of God looking at the circumstance, but then I know the Lord knows my heart and He shows me mercy everyday without fail. Its a choice I need to make a choice to trust in the Lord never doubting that He can change my childs circumstance and make it for their eternal good.

Don't Stop - Praying


We live in a fast paced world where everything is instant, we want to see things happen now instead of trusting and believing in God's sovereign plan.In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:6; to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of: to acknowledge one's mistakes. And He shall direct your paths.

Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him and He will do it.

Let us be encouraged and don't give up on your children, don't stop praying for them. No matter how it looks no matter how long it has been.

God is in control He hasn't given up on us and we should never give up on our children. Trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding.

Psalm 37:40

And the Lord shall help then, and deliver them: He shall delivered them from the wicked, and save then, because they trust in Him,

"Faith always says God has done it."

Getting your child back on track - Is one of the best thing we can do for our child

As parents we are sometimes at a loss when it comes to our child we may have the answers when it comes to someone elses child but then when it happens to us and it does and can. We are at a loss. Lets learn from the very ones that may have already walked that path or done a study to show themself ligit.

Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens: A Practical Guide to Getting Them Back on Track
Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens: A Practical Guide to Getting Them Back on Track

Licensed counselor Connie Rae draws from professional and personal experience to provide insight, encouragement, and advice. Offering wise counsel and a reassuring tone, she helps parents better understand their child's temperament, their own parenting style, and the developmental process their child is going through. She also discusses the world in which their teenager is growing up, which is very different than many parents realize. Each chapter ends with a list of practical steps and a prayer, giving parents wise advice but also offering hope through the process.



O Christ Jesus,

when all is darkness

and we feel our weakness and helplessness,

give us the sense of Your presence,

Your love, and Your strength.

Help us to have perfect trust

in Your protecting love

and strengthening power,

so that nothing may frighten or worry us,

for, living close to You,

we shall see Your hand,

Your purpose, Your will through all things.

This I pray in Jesus Christ name Amen!

Troubled teens

You can watch this on youtube just click on it. Why are these kids choosing to be homeless and why aren't they feeling like that they can't find a place called home


You do what you have to do to help your children and your family make a commitment to shelter your children with shelter and food not everything that these kids think they deserve. Parents teach consequences. Don't give your kids the control.

Don't want to go to school

The result of not wanting to go to school can lead a life of many problems.

Troubled Teens

Teen years are very difficult peer pressure being accepted. Many teens show depression signs. This video speaks about the signs.

Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child
Prayers for Prodigals: 90 Days of Prayer for Your Child

When you're the parent of a prodigal, you know you can never pray enough. But how do you persevere when you're tired and discouraged? Prayers for Prodigals offers encouragement for parents to "come boldly before the throne of grace" and intercede daily for their children through a series of inspirational prayers.


Powerful prayer tools to pray over our children - When in doubt how to pray here are some books that show us just how to pray

There are times as parents that we are going through so much difficult times with a child that we just don't know how to pray anymore. We get exhausted and even angry at times that we don't have the strength. When you get to that point I highly recommend that you latch on to a book of prayers and guidance that can get you to where you can pray.

Books are extremely helpful to us and can give us the words to pray, and scriptural promises to hang on to, but also let us know that there are other parents out there facing agonizing trials with their kids as well. These books are highly recommend it to any hurting parent regardless of age, gender, or the circumstances you and your child might be going through.

Pray Big for Your Child: The Power of Praying God's Promises for Your Child's Life
Pray Big for Your Child: The Power of Praying God's Promises for Your Child's Life

All parents want what's best for their children. What better place to begin than by praying for them? Now prayer expert Will Davis Jr. shows parents how to develop a prayer strategy for their kids. Pray Big for Your Child helps parents unleash the power of praying Scripture for their children. It opens the door for bold, audacious prayers that change lives.


Troubled Teens

Troubled teenagers are suffering from different types of problems such as?

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Praying in the Presences of Our Lord for Children
Praying in the Presences of Our Lord for Children

Excellent source of all the prayers children should know as well as something for them to learn from and read quietly during Adoration. This needs to be reprinted for future generations.


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      5 years ago

      I pray that our Lord will give you a renewed strength to seek salvation for your children, and that he will be pleased to grant this desire. God bless you Lorraine, and keep up the good work. :)

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      5 years ago

      Another encouraging lens! Thanks for sharing!


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