I’ve been feeling far from God lately. And as a mom, I worry about my kids more than myself, even though they are adults. When they were young, we discussed God with every topic in homeschool. We talked about current events and day to day living and it all centered around God. Now that they are no longer here, I’ve slid backwards, and I worry that I haven’t been the encouragement to them that I once was. Yesterday I started a group text with my four youngest to kind of bring us back together like we once were. I asked my kids to to share a scripture verse in our group text.
I didn’t know what I was going to write about tonight until I went back and reread their verses. Then I knew. They shared verses which are very fitting for this tumultuous world we live in. A world where we no longer know who is a friend, and who is not. A world where trust has been shattered and fear has taken its place. A world where a battle rages between good and evil.
To find the comfort and strength needed today we need to immerse ourselves in God’s word. I’m realizing that all the more. He knows the answers to all our questions. He knows our struggles and concerns. But He wants us to acknowledge Him too.
Here are the verses my kids shared. May you find comfort them as I do.
2 Kings 6:16-17
“‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
God can heal our land, our people, our homes, our hearts…we need to do our part and give our lives back to Him. ♥️