On a television design show, wood frames were made and given a nice fresh coat of paint. Then, they were placed on the wall to add to the décor. But, the designer wasn't satisfied.
So, the frames were taken down and the smooth, shiny paint was roughed up with sand paper, even down to the wood in spots. The frames were then replaced on the wall and pronounced just right.
That is what God does with us. We come fresh, smooth and untested. Through our life circumstances, over which He is sovereign, He roughs us up to make us perfect—just right. God not only does this with us, but He does this with our children.
Praying moms, we need to remember this when we look at our children with a desire for their life situations to be perfect. We must pray that when their times are tough, and even when things look "good" in their lives, that they will come forth "just right"—complete and perfect in the Lord's perception.
Here is a scripture verse written by David's pen that you can pray for your child—
Father, I ask that You will perfect that which concerns ________; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever—forsake not the works of Your own hands. (From Psalm 138:8 AMP)
Remember, praying moms, that the same faithful One who guides and directs your paths is the One who hears and answers your prayers to guide and direct the path of your children's life. As you prayer, He will perfect that which concerns them.