Memory Verse: Judges 11: 1 – “Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, but he wasthe son of a harlot; and Gilead begot Jephthah.”
You are a child of promise 
“Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, but he wasthe son of a harlot; and Gilead begot Jephthah.”
The Word for Today devotional by United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) says
Genes are powerful things! They can determine a child’s hair colour, eye colour, and the proclivities that make them like their father or mother. When a child grows up and constantly makes bad choices it may not be genetic; it may be that the enemy has targeted them because he has discerned their destiny.
That is when God steps in. Moses’ mother placed him in a basket and hid him in the Nile River. God arranged for Pharaoh’s own daughter to find him, take him to the palace, and raise him as a leader in Egypt.
As a parent, when you do your part God will do His. When you do all you can for your child, God will intervene and do what you cannot do. Paul writes, ‘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’ (Romans 8:28 NLT).
God has a ‘purpose’ for your problem child, so keep loving them and praying for them however long it takes. The Bible says, ‘Jephthah … was a mighty man of valour, but he was the son of a harlot.’
Your child may have been born in less than ideal circumstances, but that will not stop God from blessing them.
On the contrary, He can use every circumstance in their past to fuel their future with wisdom and strengthen them to fulfil the thing to which He has called them. So do not give up on your child of promise.
Pray, ‘Lord, You promised it, I believe it, and it will come to pass!’
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