Parenting can be both rewarding and trying at times. It can be a joy to watch your children learn and grow. As they are growing, each stage comes with its own troubles and how we handle each stage shapes who our children become. Parenting is a job that we cannot do on our own. The world is trying to teach our children lessons that are not in the Bible. We need the help of the one who created our children: God the Father. So how can we persevere and train our children up to love the Lord in a world that works against us?
Trust in the Lord with your children. He created them and knows them better than even you do! Psalm 139 says He knit us together in our mother’s womb. He knows everything about us because that is the way He created us. This makes trusting Him even easier when we know that He knows what is best for them. If you trust Him as your Father, then you should be able to trust Him with your children. If this is a struggle for you, pray and ask God to help you give Him control.
While it is helpful to read parenting books, join groups or Bible Studies that give parenting tips, the best thing to do is to pray and seek God’s face. Ask Him to place people in your life who will help mentor and train you as a parent. Pray for opportunities to grow as a parent. Just as our children need to grow and learn, we do too!