Today I read 2 Kings 21 where a king named Manasseh reigns in wickedness. It is so hard to read this up and down of spiritualness in Israel over and over again. I think I feel a slight amount of the sadness and frustration that God must have felt over these wayward children. It has to be very frustrating indeed.
Sadly, I will most likely experience this feeling with my own children one day. I really wish it were otherwise but the chances of all my children having strong testimonies and sticking with the church their whole lives if I have multiple children is small indeed if my own families' history is anything to go off of. However, I will trust in the promises of the Apostles and Prophets and God Himself have made that all children born in the covenant, or sealed to their parents, have a hold on them. But I also will do my best not to worry about it until/if, that time comes. Until tomorrow.