How a kid’s belief in God can calm fears

Trouble is here to stay, and with it, people’s right to think their own kind or cruel thoughts, feel their own hate or love, do good or bad. In our troubles, we have God who shares them with us.

Conversation starter:

trouble or happyMain idea: God stays with you in ugly situations. You can’t see God with your eyes, but God is there with you in times of trouble, and you’re not alone.

Meditation: “Do not be afraid and do not panic. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Let’s talk: Describe a time when you were in a situation where only God could help you. What do you think God did in that moment?

Things we don’t talk about we tend to forget.

talk about spiritualitySometimes our good intention to let children form their own spirituality can result in misunderstanding. When they don’t hear us talk about our own faith, they may think we aren’t interested in the topic. Consider taking your turn to answer the questions below.

Main idea: A lot of kids keep silent about their tough questions. If you talk with trusted family members, friends or spiritual leaders about your questions, you usually find these conversations help you.

Meditation: “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtains guidance.” Proverbs 1:5   “In an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14,

Let’s talk: Who do you turn to in your life if you have questions or doubts about God? How have these people helped you in the past?