So many things in this world for kids to get attention with. When they are that young, they do not have a clue. The Lord is still molding us and I trust Him like you do. Long time ago , my 16yr old son went to a "party" given by some other teenagers that we went to church with. Their parents were out of town, and I, nor them , knew of any party until the next day and a cell phone had been stolen. One that the parents bought them so the story of people being in the house while they were gone had to be told. So, hence the explanation of a party given without permission came out. Well, also next day, my son walks in stating he "found" a cell phone and had been using it. As us parents got our clues, I called the mother and said, with a mournful heart, you must press charges. I could not stand in the way of my son's lessons. The mother and I talked on the phone the day before she went to the police station. She was an older Christian than me, and something she said to me has never left me. While I knew the trial I was up against, crying and looking to her for strength in the Lord, she said to me that my son would live his life in jail and that he was a thief.
Only now , 10yrs later do I realize the plan of our Father in heaven for us. It is in His hands, not the worlds. The world thinks they are in control...but everyday I know who is....like if it did not rain, how would we recognize the beautiful sunshine? No matter what your daughters claim to be their identity or what the world wants to put claim on them remember this, they are still "in His hands"! And great things come from great joy AND great sorrow. Your Father knows the heart that beats in your flesh and your daughters and He knows the plans He has for all of us. I lift you up in His great Word that says , Yay thou I walk in the valley, YOU are there! Consider your daughters in that valley , and be there like He is.
My son went thru a terrible time in his teenage years and finally did wind up in Brushy Mtn prison for 5 months, 250 miles away from his family. It is there that he met his Lord and Savior. Nothing I could have done to try and save him would have ever been as great as what our Father "knew" already....Mother to Mother, stay the course- I will love you and tell you that when they choose to go in a direction that we as parents have tried to teach them different, it says nothing about you as a parent, it is in His hands!!!! Leave it there...I only know now that I could have saved myself a lot of grief had I left it with Him.
In Christ to you my friend- thank you for the opportunity to go back and thank Him again!!!