How scary to raise children in this crazy world we are living in! A world where terrorists are cutting off people’s heads in the name of their god, a country where we have lost 70 million babies to abortion, a world where being kidnapped and sold as a sex slave is an actual threat. How do we do that? How do we raise children in this world? It seems the more and more people cry out for peace and fight for human rights the more violent our world becomes. Is violence the new norm? We can’t look to our leaders in government to save us….we need someone and something way more powerful than that!
When I was young this world was so different, and when my parents where children it was like a dream world we can only experience in movies today. How’s the world going to look when our children are raising their children? Here in the United States we’ve been sheltered from a lot of the travesties that other cultures have always had to deal with, but it feels like the walls are creeping in on us. The smaller this world is becoming due to globalist agenda pushing politicians, internet access, and the ease of modern transportation….the more exposed we are to the outside world.
How do we raise this new generation? In constant fear and worry, covered in sunscreen, checking every meal for GMO’s, or even micro-chipping our children? Of course not! How exhausting! Why? Because we are trying to be in control of the chaos, stop some horrible event from happening in our child’s life. Jesus never promised we wouldn’t have trials and tribulations in this life, but instead that we would! He also promised He would take us through those hard times if we trust in Him. What greater thing could we possibly do for the children growing up in this crazy world, but teach them to trust in, lean on, and rely on Christ alone! Not only tell them, but show them. Yes, this is a control issue, which I personally have to face daily!
Instead of protecting our children from all the things that could maybe go wrong why not teach them how to handle the problems when they come? Teach them the Word of God, teach them to pray, teach them to put all of their confidence and trust in the Almighty. There is no higher moral standard and no greater love than the Word of God. If we are all teaching the love and obedience of Christ to our children how could we not raise the actual generation that could change our world?
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation
and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy];
I have overcome the world.”
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
“And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships,
knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance”