As parents, we face many fears. We can be overwhelmed by the battle for our family, for our children’s futures. As a new mom, I was afraid of virtually everything! I remember when Daly Kay was about a week old and she woke up with oozing pus from her right eye. “Oh my word! She is going blind!” It was just a clogged tear duct, solved with a few warm compresses.
As a toddler, I worried about her swallowing a penny, sticking her finger in a light socket, climbing out of her crib…And as she approached the “dreaded teen years,” fear began to consume me. I finally had to face the seemingly insurmountable army against me (those telling me my child would rebel, instantly turn on me and walk away from everything we ever taught her her somewhere between 13-15 years of age) and remember who was on my side! I had the Lord fighting for me!
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1
The Lord will be your light when you don’t know what to do as a parent. He will be your strength when you are tired and weary from the battle, so there is no reason to fear! Look carefully at what you are afraid of as a parent, and realize He is over every aspect of it. He cares infinitely more than you do about your children. He has more vested interest in your success as a parent and their success at accomplishing His purposes than you could ever dream!
Do not fear, He is with you, He will strengthen you and help you, and He will uphold you with His righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Believe With Me for great things for our children.