We recently welcomed our second baby girl into the world and I realized I have been clinging tight to several scriptures throughout this transition. I believe all of these scriptures can encourage and inspire any parent at any stage in parenting.
I know each of these scriptures are ones I will meditate on often throughout my parenting journey. I’d love to hear scriptures you cling to on your parenting journey in the comments below! 🙂
1. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
Is there ever a time in your life when you need wisdom more? As parents, God has given us the responsibility of raising our children well, but thankfully He doesn’t leave us to do the job on our own. He tells us if we lack wisdom, to simply ask Him.
Wisdom is something every parent could use more of. It seems the minute you master one phase you are onto a new phase that needs fresh wisdom. Cling tight to the Lord through every season and ask Him for wisdom.
He knows you and your child better than any book, any person, or any class. Not to say these things are wrong. They can be extremely helpful, but I believe before we turn to those things we should first turn to God for wisdom on how to parent our children well.
What works for one child may not work well for another. We must use wisdom from God as we walk out this parenting thing.
2. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
Along with wisdom is there ever a time we need to trust in the Lord more? In this day and age, we could worry ourselves sick over our children and their well being. Kids have more access to harmful things than ever before.
We could go crazy trying to protect our children. Of course, we have a responsibility to use wisdom in this area, but after we’ve done all we feel we can do then we must trust that God loves them even more than we do and will keep them safe.
If we don’t want our minds filled with constant turmoil we have to turn our thoughts to Christ and trust that He will protect our children.
3. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
The Holy Spirit was so faithful to keep this scripture at the forefront of my mind throughout my second pregnancy. My mind constantly wanted to worry about what was to come. Would I have the energy for two kids? Would my first feel she was being replaced? Would I ever sleep again?
The list could go on and on, but each time a thought like that popped into my head the Holy Spirit would remind me not to worry about what’s to come. We could drive ourselves mad thinking about tomorrow. Jesus reminds us to stay in today and to TRUST that when tomorrow comes He will give us the strength and grace we need for that day.
His mercies are new each morning. We don’t have to waste time worrying about what’s to come because when that time comes He will give us the strength we need for that day. What an amazing promise from the Lord!
Cling to Jesus
When we put our trust in God and not our own might and our own ability to plan everything out we can’t go wrong. He’ll never let us down! He’s worthy of our trust and more than capable of our today and tomorrow.
As you continue on your parenting journey remember that you can always turn to God for wisdom, peace, and joy. He encourages us not to worry because He has everything under control.
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