The Prodigal Child: Believe the Promises

The Prodigal Child: Believe the Promises

As parents of prodigals, we focus on the promises of God.


During these studies on living with a prodigal, we've listed the realities, learned when to set boundaries, and discussed how to fight the spiritual war. Now comes the hard part—believing the promises God has given us. This is an active belief, requiring more than head knowledge about the Almighty. This involves believing that God is good, loving, and active in our child's life, even when we cannot see evidence of it.

How do we stay in hope when all we see is chaos? Are the promises of the Bible current enough for our family's crisis? Take heart.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37; Isaiah 49; Jeremiah 31; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Keep hope alive.

Teaching point two: Let God do it.

Teaching point three: Keep praising God.

• Apply Your Findings

• Additional Resources

Total number of pages

  • Word Document
  • SMG-CPT028-D