You are reading 3 Bible Verses for When Your Kids Drive you Crazy.
I just want to let you in on what it looks like at the Pastor’s house on Sunday morning. Just a warning, it’s crazy!!
On this Sunday morning, while we’re trying to get ready for church, things are anything but peaceful.
For some reason, even though we laid everything out the night before, my kids always take their sweet time on Sunday mornings. Things are getting tense.
It never fails that my kids fuss at each other, too. A simple look from each other makes them go batty. The tension rises.
This morning I was in the mood for honey and cinnamon so I made oatmeal with all sorts of wonderful things on top. It smelled yummy and was exactly what I was looking for on this Sunday morning. After preparing everyone’s dishes, I was ready to eat. Then my son announces “I don’t want oatmeal, I’m hungry for eggs”!!! To which I respond, “I’m sorry, we’re having oatmeal this morning.” That response went over well (sarcasm). He did eat because he was hungry and that was the only thing on the menu but he was not happy about it.
Later, my daughter couldn’t figure out what to bring to church. She had narrowed it down to little toys in a banana or little toys shaped like food. She just couldn’t make a decision. When I offered a suggestion, she got frustrated. I mean really frustrated. I’m still not exactly sure what she needed from me at that moment.
Meanwhile, my son has turned up his selective hearing. After the third time that I said “get your water cup”, I got his hand and escorted him to his cup. “I want you to get your water cup and go to the car,” I instructed. When he got the cup, he grunted like it was the worst chore anyone has ever given him.
It was as though everyone was on edge and nothing could satisfy anyone in this family.
After all was said and done, I felt a storm of anxiety brewing inside of my heart. I wanted to be ready for church in my spirit but after all of the events this morning, I was left with a storm of frustration and anxiety instead.
I’m going to be completely transparent, I struggled to keep my cool. I was totally upset.
After everyone was finally in the car, I searched for some scripture to calm my spirit on the way to church. You know what God did? He gave me just what I needed.
I wanted to read Bible verses about how God loves children, so I could be reminded how I should love them too. I needed some Bible verses for when my kids drive my crazy.
Here are the verses that God gifted me during my storm of frustration on the way to church. 😉
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:2-6
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5
And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. Mark 10:13-16
When my patience runs thin, I need a little prayer time and a scripture reminder of how much God loves my kids. I know God loves me and my kids but sometimes it’s easy to get impatient.
Today I chose to pray like this – God, my Father, I’m so thankful for my kids. My patience is thin and I’m sorry for not having more patience with them this morning. Help me to grow in long-suffering so that I may be the mom you want me to be. Only through patience can I really show my kids how to handle tough situations. Love them through me and help me to always be ready to bring them to you. Thanks Lord. Amen.
How do you handle tense moments with your kids?