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How to Strengthen Your Faith Through Prayer in Times of Uncertainty

In today’s world of living and teaching, our children are faced with a unique and unprecedented set of challenges as they navigate the early years of their lives at home and at school.

In today’s world of living and teaching, our children are faced with a unique and unprecedented set of challenges as they navigate the early years of their lives at home and at school. With challenges comes uncertainty, and your child may be feeling a number of ways about the changes that have been thrusted upon his or her life in the last several months.

To help your child grow and explore successfully without the weight of uncertainty weighing heavy on his or her shoulders, it’s important to foster environments with a foundation of faith. Through faith, your child will continue the journey through life with the strength to think about and take on the challenges that lie ahead, but also the courage to enjoy childhood as much as a child can, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves.

A Verse for Comfort and Guidance

For generations, one of the most comforting verses in the Bible reminds us of God’s unconditional love for us – that he will lead us forward in times of uncertainty, guiding us through the darkness in our lives to the light of His grace and forgiveness. Through His words, we feel empowered.

Read the Bible with your child to encourage study of God’s word, and find verses that you both find comforting, inspirational, or uplifting. Psalm 23 (NAB) is a fantastic place to start and reminds us of God’s love that will guide us along the right path:

The Lord is my shepherd
there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures he makes me lie down;
to still waters he leads me;
he restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
for the sake of his name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff comfort me.

You set a table before me
in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Indeed, goodness and mercy[e] will pursue me
all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of the Lord
for endless days.

Through the gospel, we can find words of encouragement and strength aplenty – we need only seek them out.