What do you do when everything goes haywire? My teenage daughter is doing everything opposite of what she learned in church, we did our best to raise her in the Lord. We have tried everything, I mean everything and she is only 16 years old. What do we do now? Signed, Everything is Haywire
Dear Everything is Haywire,
The moment I heard this question, my mind immediately thought of a woman in the Bible, Mary Magdalene, she was a beautiful young woman. When Jesus met her, her behavior was similar to your daughters because she was tormented by the forces of darkness. Jesus loved her and the others he met that day, Luke 8:2-3. He had compassion on them all and healed them from evil spirits and infirmities. The Lord loves your daughter the same way, He wants to heal her too and there are unseen forces at work.
How do evil spirits and infirmities oppress and possess church going people? There are many ways beginning with decisions and choices which can open the door to the devil: rebellion, disobedience and stubbornness against God’s Word are the beginning which will lead to other behaviors. Is your daughter listening to non-Christian music? Does she watch non-Christian movies or television? Is she hanging around with non-Christian teenagers?
These questions and their solution apply to all people, not just teenagers. We are at war; the forces of darkness: principalities, powers and rulers and spiritual hosts of wickedness are bent on deceiving and drawing men, women and children into destruction, Ephesians 6:10-18. These verses also give the battle plan for our victory in spiritual warfare, put on the whole armor of God.
Memorize this portion of scripture and pray this way for your daughter. The key verse is 18, “…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” Prayer is the answer, praying in the spirit is the most effective tool in the arsenal. Do you want to pray in the Spirit? Please come to our Prayer Mountain. If Mary Magdalene who literally had seven demons can be delivered and become a wonderful Christian, there is hope for anyone including your beautiful daughter.
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