Teaching My Child To Trust | Part 5

The Only One They Can Totally Trust Is God

This is one of the major truths to instill in our children’s heart. Even the most trustworthy of people can fail them but there is One who will never fail them. The Bible is full of stories of people who kept a hold of their trust in God even though the direst of circumstances. David, Job, Joseph, Daniel and Mary to name just a few. Make sure to keep these stories ever present in your children’s hearts and minds even when they struggle. Psalms and Proverbs are full of promises for those who trust in God, as well as some of David’s beautiful declarations of trust during difficult times. Here is just a small sampling.

Proverbs 3:5 & 6 – 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.

Psalm 9:10 – Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 28:7 – The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalm 32:10 – Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

Psalm 143:8 – Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Take the time to read scripture together as a family. Look for these passages and stories about people’s faith and trust in God.