What Do I Do When My Children Seem Lost?

What Do I Do When My Children Seem Lost?

What Do I Do When My Children Seem Lost?

1. Find Your Promise

How do you keep your faith when praying for your family members far from God? The first thing that I can tell you is to find your promise. Find a promise for your family. One of the promises, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). Whether they are physically in your house or not, is not an issue. You stand on it and take that promise, and you pray the Word because that is the one thing the enemy is afraid of; that is the one thing that leaves him no choice but to back off. Eventually, your loved ones will come to the Lord.

“All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.”

Isaiah 54:13-14

This is the first scripture the Holy Spirit gave my mom and dad. It didn’t just come to them; they had to search the scriptures and pray to God to give us a rhema word for their children, so they stood on that. Whenever the Holy Spirit gave them a word, they would write them down and pray to them twice a day.

First thing in the morning, they would pray the scripture, and the last thing they did before going to bed at night they would speak that scripture. My mom would pray that my brother, sister, and I would depart from those things keeping us in bondage. While sleeping high on drugs, I would feel and vision a cloud of smoke coming under the door, knowing it was the presence of God. I understoof if that smoke touched me, it would weaken me, I would awake and jump out the window to flee from this power. You may not see it working, but the scripture says the Word of God does not return back void, and it will always accomplish anything you send it to do (Isaiah 55:11).

“Depart! Depart! Go out from there, Touch no unclean thing; Go out from the midst of her, Be clean, You who bear the vessels of the Lord. For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the Lord will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”

Isaiah 52:11-12

2. Pray Generationally

At the time, it was only my mothers children, no grandchildren, but the Holy Spirit taught my parents how to pray for generations, placing this deep within their hearts. As you are praying for your child, you are placing a covering for generations. My grandmother was a woman of prayer; she came because her mother prayed for her, and my mother is evidence of her faithfulness. I am here because of my mothers prayer, and now I pray for my children.

I should have been dead, but prayer and the Word built my mothers faith. Her pastor always said, “If you have a problem, find the promise.” When she first heard that, she looked at my dad and acknowledged three issues. Those being my brother, sister, and I. With my strong addiction to methamphetamine, my sister was a functioning meth addict, and my brother was a crack addict while the three of us suffered alcoholism. I was the first out of my siblings to get saved, then about four months later, my brother got saved, and within five months following, my sister got saved. It was like a domino effect. I thank my mother for her prayers.

Faith is to trust, and it is confidence.

Final Thoughts

Start searching for a promise; that is the first thing. Once you find your promise, it will build your faith. God says that He places His word above His very own name. That is how confident God is; His word will not return void. It will accomplish all that God intended to do because you are speaking and praying the word. You are building yourself up in your most Holy faith. Not only will it bring your loved ones to the Lord, but you are also getting built up in your faith. You’re getting stronger in your faith. If God did it for our family, He can do it for your family.

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About Pastor Jason

Jason Lozano leads Freedom City Church in Whittier, CA and pastors a global multi-cultural church with thousands of members. His church has one goal and one vision: To Bring God’s Freedom To This Generation.