When {Hope} Doesn’t {Turn Out} the Way You Thought It Would

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It started almost 3 years ago that my 21 year old son decided that making {his} own decisions and following {his} rules was more important then God/family.

As a mother of 3 sons this was truly heart breaking and almost unbearable to handle. More importantly hard to handle because I was a single parent for 10 years before my husband came along and it was me and my son going through life together like two peas in a pod.

Over the next 3 years bad news kept coming through the grapevine over and over shattering all HOPE. It would be taken to the cross so that my Hope Tank could filled back up.

As soon as the Hope Tank was filled it would get shattered again by another set of bad news because of pour decision making on my sons part yet again.

How do we hold on to HOPE when we watch our children crash and burn right in front of our eyes?

Our first reaction is run to them, pick them up, dust them off and let them know everything will be ok. However when they are not accepting your help, you sit there helpless watching and praying, knowing there is nothing you can do. They must pick their own self up.

Then the news comes that you pray is the rock bottom for your child. That your child will come running back to God & family.

It doesn’t happen, he runs further away.


Instead selfness & pride has such a hold on your child that the Hope you held onto is shatter once again.

As a mother you run back to the cross and you beg God, “How much more can I take of this up and down roller coaster with my child?” He, with so much grace, says “This is not your fight”!

Hit me like a ton of bricks.

The Hope that I carry that gave me disappointment was looking to my sons decision and feeling like his rock bottom moment was {It}! I took my eyes of Jesus for a few seconds to grab Hope from something that would let me down time and time again, our flesh!

God is the only one we get our Hope from, not our situations or flesh

Trusting God with all our heart is what He ask of us and knowing that He has my son in His arms, loves him way more then I do, will do whatever He must to draw my son back to Him,

that to me is HOPE that can not be shaken!

Knowing that Gods word is truth, that He will never leave us or forsake us, that He has a plan for our lives, brings great Hope in Him.

Have you taken your eyes off of Jesus and put your Hope into the flesh?

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About Sonya

I am a sinner saved by grace trying to move through this broken world as a wife, mom and homeschooler. I have 3 gorgeous sons {24, 17 & 11} and a wonderful husband of 13 years, that have my heart! I don't have all the answers however sharing my life with you in hopes that it will drawer you closer to Him. I pray that when you leave here you walk away knowing Him better.

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