Perseverance (Proverbs 13)

with Ron Deal | December 25, 2019

I wish this exhausted stepparent had asked, "How do I keep going?" The Bible encourages us in Proverbs 13, "The lazy will not get what they want, but those who work hard will." It's not a matter of whether she was "cut out" to be a stepmom; it's a matter of perseverance. She's not lazy but sometimes the expectation that stepfamily harmony will happen quickly without much effort really is. For most, blending is not a sprint. With God's guidance and a diligent attitude, you will finish.

I wish this exhausted stepparent had asked, "How do I keep going?" The Bible encourages us in Proverbs 13, "The lazy will not get what they want, but those who work hard will." It's not a matter of whether she was "cut out" to be a stepmom; it's a matter of perseverance. She's not lazy but sometimes the expectation that stepfamily harmony will happen quickly without much effort really is. For most, blending is not a sprint. With God's guidance and a diligent attitude, you will finish.

Perseverance (Proverbs 13)

With Ron Deal
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December 24, 2019
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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