Fatalities in schools, accidents on the roadways and even happenings in our churches can have us full of worry and anxiety about what could happen to our children. These sort of fears can take root and cause us to stumble in our relationship with God. When we find our stomach in knots or overwhelmed with negative thoughts we should, instead of worrying, pray and let them along with our praises shape our thought process. When we let God know our concerns he can give us wholeness and cause all things to work together for our good because we love Him over the false evidence appearing real.
Reading the word of God will settle us down and it is a great feeling to be comforted by the truth. It displaces our worry and centers us reminding us He is in control. When we focus our mind on the best opposed to the worse and meditate on things that are true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious; healing instead of pain; protection not danger; blessing not curses, God makes everything work together and brings harmony into our lives. It’s like celebrating God’s goodness all day. If we really think about it, we could never thank Him enough but if we make it a goal to do it as much throughout the day we will overcome the bad thoughts with good ones. We never know when Christ will come back. It could be any moment and when he does we want to be found doing and meditating in the things of God. We should revel in Him and make it clear to our kids that we are on their side and God’s side.
Our focus should be that of the Apostle Paul. He was content in whatever his circumstances. We should be happy when our kids are with us or not; if they are behaving or acting out; getting along or bickering. Being prayerful with thanksgiving produces contentment and is the recipe for being happy. Whatever we don’t have or whatever is going on we should find comfort in knowing we can make it through with the Lord God on our side. May we all receive and experience his unfailing love and peace which surpasses all understanding deep within ourselves. This means Getting Over Parenting Fears.