Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do your days not always go as planned? I don’t know about you, but some days I feel like I am on a hamster wheel. My to-do list doesn’t get done. I say things that I shouldn’t say. Then before you know it, I’m questioning everything about myself. Am I a good parent? Am I a good wife? Did I spend enough time with God today? Where did my time go? Why is there so much laundry to be done? It’s so easy to get down on ourselves, especially now with all of the restrictions on our lives. I miss seeing everyone at church. I miss doing life with my Life Team. It’s like my brain is a prime target for the enemy.
Thankfully God is always there to whisper to us His truth. 1 John 3:1 tells us, “See what great love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children—and we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know him.” God lavishly loves us and calls us His children! Does it get any better than that? God has been there to remind me of this a lot lately and I am so thankful for that. Knowing that God loves me helps me get through even the toughest days.
Unfortunately, as humans we can be forgetful sometimes. It’s hard to remember how much God loves us and that He is our source of peace when your preschooler is having a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store. Can I get an amen? Or who can keep their mind straight when your baby is up every two hours at night? Some days there is not enough coffee in the world to keep us focused on what we know to be true, but Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Some days we just need to boss our thoughts and feelings and spend time with God to get our minds where they need to be. We don’t have a promise that our days will all be easy, but we do have a promise that we are not alone. Psalm 145:18 tells us, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Call out to God and remember how much He loves you. Call out to those that God has placed around you. We are all in this together. I don’t know what your tomorrow will look like, but I know that God will be with you to get you through it, because He loves you that much.
In striving for a touch-free church experience, please plan to print these activities ahead of time, if you plan for your child to complete them during Sunday services. Remember pens and crayons too, please.
Follow this link for a complete step-by-step time of Bible study with your preschooler:
Enjoy these activities about God making the world: