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As our countries face many difficult issues, amidst the riots, the uncertainly with the COVID 19 pandemic. It's easy to get discouraged, especially when thinking of the world our grandchildren are living in today. However, we have a big God bigger than the challenges and struggles we experience at this time and our grandchildren's future. In the Bible, we have an excellent example of how Joshua and Caleb handled their challenges.
However, we have a big God bigger than the challenges and struggles we experience at this time and in our grandchildren's future. In the Bible, we have an excellent example of how Joshua and Caleb handled their challenges.
Moses sent Joshua, Caleb, and the ten other men on a scouting exploration to Canaan, as spies to the Promised Land. After exploring the land for forty days, the men returned to Moses to give their reports. Ten of the spies said that it was a magnificent area, but the people are mighty, and their cities are fortified and very large. The people are giants, much stronger than we are; we would not be able to attack them.
However, Joshua and Caleb reported to Moses that the land was right, God would lead them, and they had nothing to fear because their God was bigger than their obstacles. How do you see God? Do you see God big enough to meet your challenges and struggles?
God often allows challenging situations in our lives for a purpose, teaching us to depend more on Him. Although trials and problems are inevitable, they can be our friends. Pray your grandchildren will learn to expect them, submit to them, and learn from them. The challenges and struggles they are facing are not meant to destroy them. They are designed to promote spiritual growth, develop character, and make them capable of fulfilling their God-given assignments. Our adversities may be blessings in disguise.
God sometimes wants to demonstrate to us truth about Himself. Only through trials do we move from academic faith to practical faith. As grandparents, we can pray our grandchildren will see their challenges as exercises designed to become stronger spiritually and mature in their character.
Pray your grandchildren will invite Jesus into their hearts, hide God’s Word in their hearts, and grow in their spiritual lived.
Pray that your grandchildren will see God as a great, big, strong God they can trust at all times, in all circumstances like Joshua and Caleb.
Taken from Numbers 13
I have developed “31 Scriptures to Pray for Grandchildren” which many grandparents have found helpful. Taken from the book, Revised and Expanded Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren. The book is available on this website for a discounted price of $15.00 including shipping. The book will encourage you, challenge you, and give you many suggestions to intentionally pray for your dear grandchildren of all ages including “Scripture
s to Pray for Teens and Grandparents’ to pray for themselves” in the book.
By Lillian Penner, Prayer Director Christian Grandparenting Network, firstname.lastname@example.org