Give God Your Worries
What’s a two-minute devotion, you ask? We all want to awaken some spiritual thoughts in our kids’ brains before they head out to face the world at school, but if your house is anything like mine, mornings can be a total whirlwind. And so . . . enter the two-minute devotion! It’s a brief Bible-based discussion designed for school-aged kids, and you can talk about it in two to five minutes around the breakfast table before school. (And hey—there’s no law against doing these devotions later in the day, if your kids aren’t morning people!)
Give God Your Worries: 1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
Is there anything you’re worried about today? A test at school? A problem with a friend? Something that makes you nervous at school? Well guess what? God cares about every one of those things. This scripture tells us that we can cast ALL our anxieties on God. Nothing is too big or too small for him. He cares about every detail of your life. And you know what? You can pray to him in your mind all day long, even while you’re at school, telling him what you’re worried about and what you need help with. He cares, and he can give you the peace and the help you need, even when Mom and Dad aren’t right there with you.
If you have time, you can go around the table (or car, or wherever you are!) and let everyone say a brief prayer about whatever they are worried about today.
Elizabeth works from home as a writer, editor, diaper changer, baby snuggler, laundry slayer, not-so-gourmet chef, kid chauffeur, floor mopper, dog groomer, and tantrum tamer. She is always tired, but it's mostly the good kind.