Problems create opportunities
that force us to grow and change!

Romans 8:28, 37-38 NLT

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them…No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

3 Ways we limit our children’s ability to grow and change:

We won’t let them struggle

Proverbs 24:10 NLT

If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.

Philippians 4:12-13 NLT

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

We give them what they should earn

Proverbs 14:23 NLT

Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!

Proverbs 12:11 NLT

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 NLT

People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep.

We don’t let them fail

Proverbs 24:16 NLT

The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

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