Parenting With Help“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants… All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peaceI will never stop doing good to them…
                   Isaiah 44:3…Isaiah 54:13…Jeremiah 32:40 NIV

When you have kids your life changes. It’s an unexplainable bond that affects everything you do, or at least it should! For me having kids was the biggest blessing of my life that brought about the biggest concerns. I remember the early days and being acutely aware that my decisions would impact their lives. I sensed a great responsibility to do the right thing and be a good example. As they grew older I wanted to see them grow in relationship with God for themselves. It just wasn’t good enough to know that God would bring me water in the desert, but that He would do the same for them.
These verses and so many others in the Bible bring me great hope! They are promises to hold onto and pray over them. When your kids hit the teen years they sometimes don’t want to listen to you. Asking our heavenly Father to teach them is praying in agreement with His Word and His will so you can be sure that those prayers will be answered! To know that God desires to do good to our children and never stop makes a parents heart burst with joy!   Life is hard and our children will face struggles in so many areas. To thank God for bringing them peace as He promised in His Word will make their desert experiences opportunities for growth and victory!
Knowing that you’re not alone in parenting your kids is comforting. Understanding that our kids have a heavenly Father that loves them more than we ever could fills your heart with joy and bring you peace. Be confident that your kids are in good hands!
Prayer
Father, I thank-you for your goodness to me and my children. I praise you because you are good! I pray your refreshing, blessing, goodness, love and peace would be felt by my children today. May they learn the lessons you are teaching them today.   In Jesus name…Amen.

Sherry Stahl