Words. They can hurt pretty bad. With our kids, they can be devastating. I remember losing my cool with my daughter one time. Not only did I get loud, but I said some pretty hurtful things. To this day, she STILL remembers it. And to this day, I’m still ashamed. Have you been there? I think we all have. Here’s the great news, though. God can use even THAT. First, go to your child and tell them what you did and confess it. Tell them it was sin and that even YOU can sin. Secondly, remind them that that’s why Jesus came—to provide a way to salvation to all who believe. Then, give them a huge hug. You’ll find kids are pretty forgiving. What’s the lesson? God uses ALL things for His good.

Suggested Reading: Romans 8:28, Ephesians 6:4