Christian Grandparenting Network is releasing a new bi-monthly resource to use with your grandchildren called the 5-Minute Devotional. We envision this resource being used in-person and by long distance grandparents. Each devotional contains a short summary that provides you with talking points, a passage of Scripture to read with your grandchild, questions to discuss, and a prayer. May God use this devotional to help your grandchild know, love, and serve Christ. 

Do you ever feel anxious, stressed, or scared? When there are situations with our family, friends, community, job, or school that make us anxious, we often try to take these burdens on ourselves. This is not how God wants us to live. It is His desire to be near to us with help and comfort, for us to seek Him for strength and refuge. God wants us to put our faith and trust in Him. Psalm 46 assures us that God is with us during times of trouble and the storms of life. When we seek Him as our refuge, He is our shelter and our security. Turning to Him in any situation will give you the confidence and assurance that you have nothing to fear.

Read
Read Psalm 46:1-11

Discuss
How does God want us to call on Him during any time of need? (Read Hebrews 4:16)

How is God our refuge? (He is our shelter where we can flee for safety, protecting us with His grace.)

How is God our strength? (When we feel weak and defenseless, we can rely on God’s strength as our own.)

What does it mean in Psalm 46:10 to “be still”? (To spend time with God, to read and study his Word, and to quit holding on to things that separate you from Him and His grace.)

Pray
Praise God for being our refuge and strength.

Heavenly Father,
You are the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, in all the heavens and on the earth. How great is your faithfulness, guiding me daily as I turn to you to make wise decisions without fear. I pray that you guide me with the strength in your grace, power, and glory. Thank you for being the God of many nations and the God of a single, solitary person – me!

Amen

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