We live in perilous times. It’s easy to be afraid, especially for our children.
But God is not surprised by the times we live in. He has equipped us with everything we need to live on this earth in 2014, including protection.
You don’t have to be afraid! The Bible tells us we are safe in the Father’s care. All we have to do is keep our eyes on Him and believe what His Word has said. Here are some things to meditate on:
Psalm 91 says that God is our refuge and our fortress. It says that angels guard us night and day, that bullets or bacteria can be all around us but it will not come near us! This whole chapter is great to read when you’re tempted to be afraid for your kids.
Isaiah 54:17 says no weapon formed against you or your children will prosper. That includes sickness, disease, physical harm, rejection or any other plot of the enemy.
Psalm 23 says that yes, we may walk through the valley of the shadow of death but we won’t fear any evil, because God Himself is with us, right beside us, protecting and caring for us until we come out the other side. His protection is sure.
Proverbs 18:10 says that the Name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous (that’s you and me and our kids) run into it and we are safe. Think about that!
Luke 10:19 says “Behold I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nothing!
James 4:7 tells us to “resist the devil and he will flee from us.” In a day and age when fear is running rampant, God tells us to resist it. Instead, read and meditate what God says about protection and safety, and choose to believe it.
Keep your eyes on the Word of God and off the fear and dire predictions of this world. What you listen to determines what you believe, so bathe your spirit in what God has to say. He says that you can live safely in a dangerous world.
7 Confessions For Parents
Speak these over your children or grandchildren daily — no matter how old they are. It will give you a vision for them (help you see them as God does) and will release your faith on their behalf:
“For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome” Jeremiah 29:11 AMP.
Confession: God has a wonderful, divinely ordered plan for my children’s whole life. They have a divine destiny, and I proclaim that they are walking in it today. They are fulfilling God’s plan for their life, and they have a bright future.
“God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7.
Confession: I refuse to fear over my children. I surround them with faith and with the love of God. I imagine them successful, happy, protected and healthy. Whenever I think of my children and their future, I have a sound mind. I picture them surrounded with God’s power and love.
“When the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth…he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you” John 16:13, 14:26.
Confession: I trust the Holy Spirit in my children. He is leading them and guiding them into truth, and they listen to His voice. He is teaching them and helping them in the affairs of life. My faith is not in my children’s ability to do everything right, but in the mighty Holy Spirit who lives in them.
“Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, Blessed is the man that walk not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, not sits in the seat of the scornful” 2 Corinthians 6:14, Psalm 1:1.
Confession: Father, let no ungodly influence or friendship stick to my children. I declare that every relationship not ordained of God in their lives would fizzle and disappear. Bring people into their lives to help and influence them for good, to infuse them with godly confidence and character.
“That God may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know the hope of his calling…” Ephesians 1:17-18.
Confession: My children are hungry for the things of God. I declare that they have the spirit of wisdom working in their lives. Revelation from God flows to them — they see and understand spiritual things, and they know what God has called them to do.
“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that’s in you, than he that’s in the world” John 4:4.
Confession: The Greater One lives in my children today, He helps them, guides them, encourages them, protects them and empowers them. He is greater than any plan or force of the enemy, and causes my children to overcome in every situation of life.
“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live” Deuteronomy 30:19.
Confession: My children make right choices for their lives. They make godly choices every day. They choose God’s way to life: right friends, right decisions, right actions, right thoughts. The blessing of God is upon them, and they are led by His Spirit in their choices.
Pastor Karen Jensen and her husband, Brent, traveled full time as itinerant ministers, and also pioneered two churches in the Northwest. In 1997, upon Brent’s unexpected death, she became Senior Pastor of their church in Boise, Idaho. Now an instructor at RHEMA Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Karen wants to share what she has learned about the faithfulness of God through good times and bad. Visit her website for more information about her ministry.