"... my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield[a] and the horn[b] of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me. "I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies."
We are heavy hearted with the thoughts of what our children are facing in this world. Every generation has unique struggles, but the enemy seems to be attacking our children in ways we could have never imagined. Our technology has helped us in so many ways, and we are thankful for it, but it has also caused so many problems and new temptations.
While social media was designed to help us stay connected, it has made so many of our children feel more alone than ever. Our culture is a breeding ground for self centeredness and fuels the flame for personal gain. This leaves our children feeling defeated in so many areas of their lives. Remind them Lord that you are their rock!
They can take refuge in you because you are their shield, the horn of their salvation, their stronghold and refuge, their savoir. You save them from violence. We call upon your name, Lord, who is worthy to be praised! We beg of you, Lord, to save our children from the enemy.
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
Your Word says to resist the devil and he will flee. That seems so simple yet so difficult. Lord, our children are faced with temptations everyday. They are faced with opportunities to deny you and to follow the devil. Lord, while we can’t be with our children every second of the day, we find comfort in knowing that you are! You are with them, you see them, you hear them, you know the deepest thoughts, struggles, desires, fears, and anxieties that they have.
You search their hearts and you know them. Lord, give them the strength to resist the devil. Give them confidence to stand firm in their faith and to deny that which denies you. Give them a deep love for you so that they will strive to glorify you first; not themselves or those around them. Don’t let them care what the devil thinks of them, give them only concern for pleasing you with how they live their lives.
Make the way out clear when temptation comes, make resisting the devil seem natural and make serving you the desire of their hearts.
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