Difficult Decisions

There will always be difficult decisions in life. Whether you are a Christian or not, no one ever promised anyone a rose garden Some of the most difficult decisions a parent has to make is recorded in this article-Archie Battersbee can be removed from life support over parents’ objections, judge rules

There are several elements involved in this decision. One, for Christians is that hospitals, courts and governments do not listen to or follow God or his ways. Instead, they will disobey God and do what they want and what is in their best interests.

The second element will be emotions. Parents often have too many emotional issues to clearly think through the situation and make the right decision. These two elements make it very hard to make the right decision for the child in danger of dying.

Two, unbelievers do not care about God or the life of your child. Often, their decisions are based on the resources that will be spent trying to give this and other children a chance to recover.

If you remember HMOs then you know what we are referring to. While we have written about faith healing, it is a possibility but sadly, it is not always a guarantee. Parents are being charged with crimes they did not commit if they choose faith healing and it doe snot produce the desired results.

The unbelieving world does not put any faith in faith healing but thinks that their scientific methods are the best. If medical science was the best option then people would not be dying under its care. The anger that unbelievers have against faith healing should be directed at medical science as it is not a perfect cure or option. Just like faith healing.

In both cases, parents have to have faith in God and trust him to take care of their children. While helicopter parents try to protect their kids, they are not going to be around every moment of the day and cannot protect their kids. God is always around and can protect their kids.

Parents need to trust God and they need to teach their children to trust God. This does not mean parents and their children do not learn to make wise decisions or get vital information so they can deal with life.

It means that they trust God to guide them to the right information, and the truth, and teach them how to implement that information. Looking to God to protect them and trusting his judgment is the only way for parents to go.

This will help you make better decisions in these difficult situations. God already has the answer for you in these issues so it is best to lean on the person who has more wisdom than all humans combined since the beginning of time.

We will give you several verses to consider in a minute but keep in mind that when you trust God, you will face a lot of opposition, especially from unbelievers. BUT you also have to be prepared when the answer you get is not in alignment with your desires.

There is a point in time where death will and has to happen and all parents need to be prepared for it and not lose their faith. Trust does not mean your children will get long lives and you have to be mature enough in the Lord to handle those times.

Just like the author of the hymn, It is well with my soul’, had to be when he lost his entire family. To protect your faith, you need the truth and you need to trust God. God did not fail you when a child is taken from you. He also did not promise you that every child will make it to old age.

You will need o know the truth when your children start thinking they are homosexuals, transgender, or some other perversion. In Matthew Vine’s case, his arguments were so persuasive, that he convinced his father that he was right and God was wrong.

You as a parent need to know the truth so you can lead your children away from such sinful ideologies and not join them in them. Then you have to trust God to bring them back to Him and the truth. You can’t force it.

Parents are to trust in God and they are not excluded from the instruction or information found in those verses’ content.

Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Numbers 20:12– But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Since you did not trust in Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, for that reason you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
2 Kings 18:5- He trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel; and after him there was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among those who came before him.
 
Job 11:18– Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.
Psalm 4:5– Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And trust in the Lord.
Psalm 9:10— And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.
You can find more verses on trust at this link. We encourage you to do a word study on trusting as there is no one else you can trust when it comes to difficult situations like the one in that article.
Make sure you ask God to send the Spirit of Truth to lead you so that you know how the information you uncover should be applied. You do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly either.
God will let you know when to fight to save your child’s life. Even for children, death is a part of their lives. You should do what you can to make sure your children are prepared to face God and ensure their salvation.
That means you need to live the holy life and being the proper example to your kids.