Q. I am a daily reader of your site and I feel blessed every time I visit. My son accepted Jesus as his Savior after a very rough life of drugs, alcohol and an absent father. I have prayed for him for years that God would rescue him.
God sent some very close family members to talk to my son knowing that these people were the only ones he would listen to. After spending a weekend with them he gave his life over to Jesus and I had never seen him so happy in my life.
He and his wife had a miscarriage with their second child and I slowly watched the joy and the light go out in his eyes. He is returning to his old ways of drinking and drugs and I cannot reach him. He says he cannot pray and I believe Satan is getting a stronger hold on him as each day passes.
Are there any passages you could suggest to me that I could persuade him to read that would bring him back before he is gone completely? I have been praying for him so much and have tried to talk to him but with not much success. It is breaking my heart to see him becoming empty inside again.
Thank you for your fantastic knowledge that helps so many.
A. Your son may have gotten the mistaken notion that once we become believers we won’t have any more problems.
In John 16:33, the Lord said we will have problems but to take heart because He’s overcome the world. To us that means we can achieve victory over our problems even while we’re going through them.
For example once your son’s child was conceived, it became a living human being. And although it died before birth, that child is alive and well in Heaven today awaiting the arrival if its parents. Therefore the separation is only temporary. Only believers can say this.
In the meantime, 1 Corinthians 10:13 says that God is faithful, will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear, and will always provide a way out for us.
Satan caused this child’s death to try to steal your son back, but if your son was truly saved, then nothing can get Him away from the Lord, not even this. (John 10:27-30).
James 4:7-8 tells us to resist the devil and he’ll flee from us, and if we draw near to God, He’ll draw near to us. But if we don’t resist him, the devil just gets a stronger hold. He can’t revoke your son’s salvation but he can cause him to live in misery.
Your son needs heavy duty prayer support from people who understand these things, and he needs to realize that he can’t walk through this alone. The drugs won’t help him. Only the Lord can carry him through and He’s just waiting to be asked.