Of course this presents difficulty in dealing with sin issues. I wonder often what is sinful behavior and what is impulse issues. The discipline has to be different here. I need discernment to know between the two. Then today I was reading through Numbers and read about safety for those with impulse issues. See this is nothing new. And God made them the way He did for specific reasons. He is the perfect potter.
Numbers 35:22-25 (NLT) states regarding murder,
22 “But suppose someone pushes another person without having shown previous hostility, or throws something that unintentionally hits another person, 23 or accidentally drops a huge stone on someone, though they were not enemies, and the person dies. 24 If this should happen, the community must follow these regulations in making a judgment between the slayer and the avenger, the victim’s nearest relative: 25 The community must protect the slayer from the avenger and must escort the slayer back to live in the city of refuge to which he fled. There he must remain until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the sacred oil.
Isn't that interesting? I don't have to worry about my daughter. God has got her. If He provided something like this, a city of refuge for incidences like these then we can get through these smaller issues. He knew that these things would happen. He provided safety for the one who was impulsive. There are still consequences for the actions because they are uprooted and moved to the city of refuge for a time but reading about anyone else who intentionally commits murder, they lose their lives for it.
I love that God provides a way for all things. This passage eased my mind. God is sovereign and He has all the days of my daughters life in His hands and worked out. He planned these from the beginning of time and nothing is a surprise to Him.