Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked
~ Proverbs 3:25 (NIV)
Especially when your children are little, you may find yourself conjuring up thoughts of disaster. It is normal to think of the “what if’s.” What if they are in an accident? What if this or that happens? Though it’s always possible something could happen, you can’t let this fear overwhelm you. You must keep it in proper perspective.
The reality is that some events will happen in your children’s lives that you don’t like or don’t want to deal with—perhaps even a tragedy. Bad occurrences are part of the human experience. But a parent who accepts this reality and depends on the Lord will be well prepared in the event of any actual accident or tragedy. Nobody wants to prepare for disaster, but they are wise to do so.
Consider how our sovereign God has worked through the so-called “disasters” you experienced and how they actually deepened your relationship with him. The same process will happen in your children if they trust the Lord while experiencing trials.
No event surprises God. Depend on him to manage them!
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (grandkids). Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary. Amen.In Jesus,
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Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Devotion taken from Once a Day Nurturing Great Kids.
What disaster do you fear?