1. I truly understand this. My family was met by the actions of a niece, my mother took custody of two children, rather than see them go to foster care. So I always encourage people to do this if they can. Although I have to be honest dealing with the children can be a challenge because of their lifestyle and learned behavior, settling into a normal home is hard for the ones traumatized, or with ADHD or autism. Yet, the need for Christian parents and the love of Jesus is overwhelming. The demonic drug specter is a source of fear and the danger is real. I believe love is the only thing stronger than fear, and not even mother love, but His. In Ezekiel 18:20, parents are not responsible for children’s actions. People are quick to judge, but the truth is He knows. Mother has had these children two years and there are moments, especially in public, you’d think they’d never been told anything. Trusting God with them is all anyone can do. Don’t let the devil lie and guilt you into shame, this gives you a powerful testimony.

    1. Rebecca,
      I appreciate your validation and encouragement. Addiction does create a lonely feeling of shame and judgment for all involved. I completely agree that love–with all it’s attributes–is the answer. Perfect love casts out all fear.

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