But just as surely as God was sovereign over the sins of the two brothers (Luke 15:11-32), we can trust that his protection surrounds our children. He will set limits to their disobedience and boundaries to the harm that they may do and will walk with them to protect them along the way. They cannot sin outside of his will, and he will surely walk them, and us, through the valleys of death that he calls us to walk through, guiding and comforting us all along the way. He has promised to use all things for their good, for our good, and for his glory, and we can cling to that promise even when their lives out of control.
– Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 206