God has been speaking to me in small ways, as I read through the Psalms again.
He has made me slow down and think on the Word- beginning to open it up before my eyes to see how applying it accurately will make a difference in struggles with training my children.
Here is what I am chewing on:
Receiving a gift (insert child's name) is like getting
a rare gemstone (something precious and to be greatly valued/treasured);
any way you look at it (him or her),
you see beauty refracted (Light shining from within-blazing its way out into the world).
Which then reminds me of this verse I have tucked away...
Psalm 127: 3
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.
Some seasons of parenting require more prayer and wisdom from God. Hope this encourages your heart today. A new understanding can lift a burden that has become heavy to a weary parent's heart.