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All parents have their own arena of parenting fears. When my boys were young, my fears tended to surround them being taken or harmed. Fears can paralyze us, can’t they?
One night, I tip-toed in to my boys’ room, tucked them in, brushing the hair out of their faces as they peacefully slept in their footed jammies. I sat down on the floor of their room to pray over them. As I sat there, I began to hear God’s voice asking me if I would trust my boys with Him. Would I give Him my boys?
Well, I battled with God that night. And I learned a great deal about the power of speaking the truth into our circumstances.
I was invited to share my story over at the Fear Warrior Blog today. Jerusha writes about fighting fear in our everyday lives, and that is definitely something I’m familiar with. Growing up, I struggled with a lot of irrational fears. The more I’ve talked with people, the more I’ve realized that I wasn’t the only one. Clearly, Jerusha sees that fear is a common foe of many of us. And she is seeking to combat fear with the word of God.
So what did God teach me that night on the bedroom floor that I remember all these years later? I’d love for you to click here to hop over and read my story.
What were (or are) your parenting fears? How have you overcome them?