There can be many types of problems within a family. In fact, so many are the possible family problems that can arise that examples would almost be too numerous to list. But the scriptures address them all.

Whatever the problem, whatever the need, no matter how great the stress or distress, God has the solution in His Word. His Word is complete. All we as Christians have to do is believe what God's Word says and act on it in faith.

If you have a child who has turned away from a godly life, then believe God's Word where it says "The children of the righteous will be delivered" (Prov. 11:21). Take that scripture, read it, meditate on it, and act on it in faith without fear. It is true; the children of the righteous will be delivered.

From the beginning Satan has deceived man (2 Cor. 11:3), and he has not changed his methods. When we take the scriptures and stand on them in faith, then Satan immediately tries to twist and distort the Word in such a way that it will become ineffective in our lives.

When we say, "The Word says the children of the righteous will be delivered, and I believe it and stand on it in faith," Satan immediately says, "That's right. The Word is true. The children of the righteous will be delivered. But you're not righteous. Remember when you..."

And so Satan sows his lie. What he says sounds logical, but it is still a lie.

The truth is, we who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior are righteous. We are not righteous because of anything we have done but because of what He has done. The blood of Jesus covers our sins and we are clean. It's grace. It's unmerited favor. It's a gift of God.

If righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain (Gal. 2:21). We cannot do anything to become righteous other than just simply accept Jesus into our hearts. Works will never be good enough.

If Satan can get us to believe we are not righteous, then when we take the Word that says "The children of the righteous will be delivered," we will not believe it applies to us. Without belief there is no faith. Without faith we will not expect results, and we will get what we expect. Nothing!

Believe the truth, act in faith and be delivered. Proverbs 20:7 says that the children of the righteous will be blessed. So, not only will our children be delivered, but they will be blessed. I know it's true because God said it.

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