How to Find Strength in Your Parenting Journey

by | Mar 3, 2024 | Spiritual Growth

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Psalm 127:3

Recently, somebody made a particular remark that made me laugh so much. She said how my two-year-olds were so cute and adorable, and then (in her innocence) went on to say how it could be a good timepass for me.

Ah, how far is that from the truth. Parenting is no time pass; it’s serious business. God entrusted us with children that we may raise up generals for His Kingdom. And it is not always easy. But with Jesus, we always have the grace and strength to do parenting the Kingdom way.

 

If you have been feeling weary and discouraged in your role as a parent, here are 4 truths that will help you find strength in your parenting journey:

 

1. God has faith in you!

Many times, when we look at ourselves, we focus on our imperfections as parents. But when God looked at you, He saw that He could entrust you with His children and that you will raise them up in His ways.

The Word of God is clear, God will not give you more than what you can bear. This means that when God gave you children, He believed that you can be a noordinary parent by His grace.

2. You are beyond your past failures.

Don’t pitch your tent where you failed. Learn to see beyond your past failures. As my spiritual father says, we must be resilient in our walk with God. Yes, we may fall, but God is not looking at how many times we fall. But He is looking at how quickly we get back and keep going.

3. You are beyond your present imperfections.

There is no limitation in you as a parent that cannot be overcome with Jesus. With Him, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). There were certain limitations that I faced as a new parent, and I thought I couldn’t do it any better. But as I leaned on Jesus by His grace, I have overcome what were once limitations.

And there are new challenges that I am presently facing that I believe I will overcome by His grace. Similarly, if you see a limitation or imperfection in your parenting now, know that you can overcome it through Him.

4. He began it; He will finish it.

Have faith that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. Meanwhile, allow Him to direct your steps each day.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:6

 

– Ria Jobin

 

 

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