Prayerful Parenting – Day 13
Psalm 56:3 But when I am afraid I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do for me?
‘When I am afraid,’ David a hero of faith, knew what it was to fear. Sometimes the greatness of a hero of faiths story causes us to skip over truths such as this. I imagine David had several bouts with this emotion over the course of his life whether it be as he took up his sling against Goliath, heard the words spoken to him by the prophet Nathan, or ran for his life from Saul. What is interesting about David’s statement of fear though is he doesn’t stop there. He goes on to say, ‘I will put my trust in you.’ David knew what it was to be afraid and trust God in the same instance. He didn’t allow the spirit of fear to bind him – he admitted the feeling in his flesh and acknowledged the sovereignty of God and praising Him for the promise to come.
Today, let us focus our back-to-school prayer for our students toward any fear they may face in the upcoming school year. God knows what is ahead, so let us go to him boldly asking his intervention when fear comes in their way that our students would have a spirit of courage to turn to him and cling to the promise he has given.