2 Timothy 1:7(KJV)
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18(KJV) 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
We have to teach our children how to be cautious in dangerous situations without feeding irrational fears. We teach them the perfect love of God so there is no room for the enemy to torment them. We must also know when to let go and let God protect them. We don’t want to cripple our children’s growth by interfering when God’s hand is upon them. Some lessons can be learned from us, but some can only be learned by God through personal experience. We have to be aware of the difference.
Father, we thank You that you are our protector and our children are in Your hands. We put our trust in You and ask for Your discernment to know when to let go and let You teach our children. We pray that Your hand stay on our homes and You keep us from evil. Show us how to create an atmosphere of Your perfect love that casts out all fear. Let us love live in Your power, love and sound mind. Forgive us for feeding fears instead of overcoming them by faith. Show us how to grow in our faith and glorify your name by overcoming. Let us be an example to our children by living out Your word in complete trust and surrender. Show us how to laugh in the enemies face as You free us from our fears. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!