Q. I am so disappointed in my son and the decisions he has made in his life. He has served time in prison, he has been on drugs, he has lied to me, stolen money from me, doesn’t want to work, and is now married with a 2yr old daughter. He stays in trouble with the law, is constantly in and out of court, and owes numerous fines. I have prayed, talked to him, tried to set up opportunities for him, turned him over to God, but it never changes. I don’t know if it is possible for me to give up on my son but I am so tired. Please give me some advice.
A. Your son is an adult who is responsible for his own choices in life. As a mother you naturally want him to “straighten up and fly right,” the way he was taught. But he is no longer under your authority or control. Your best strategy is to keep praying that the Lord will move in his life and cause the same kind of change He has caused in the lives of so many others. With us many things are impossible, but not with God. All things are possible with God (Mark 10:27).