Consider the Circumstances
A sudden illness, a hospital stay, prolonged weeks away from the job – all these factors and more can suddenly throw our kids into financial struggles. It’s not anything they’ve done wrong. Life has just interfered.
Anyone who has had to deal with medical bills knows the inflated cost of healthcare. Even with quality insurance, those bills quickly add up. Garnering medical debt can affect our kids’ credit ratings, mess with their relationships, or invite an eviction notice.
We need to extend grace for these unusual and difficult circumstances. All of us are only one check or one illness away from debt, hunger, or possibly homelessness.
When we help our kids through those struggling times, we put into practice the principle of Psalm 36:8, “They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.”
We show our kids through practical resources how God provides for his own. When we help them over those difficult humps, we are strengthening their faith walk as well.
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