We’re headed back to school around here and I can guarantee you that I am just as nervous as every mom out there. We’ve been back and forth with home school and public school and now we’ve settled on public school permanently. My daughter is super thrilled and pumped about making new friends, momma over here is a big hot mess of tears. So why is it that kids are so comfortable going back to school and the mom’s aren’t? Where do these tiny humans get all this confidence? My daughter brought tears to my eyes this morning when I asked her that question. She told me “Mom, Jesus makes me brave. I know that I can do all things because He makes me strong.” (meanwhile I’m a blubbering mess now) I just hugged her and told her how proud of her I am. She smiled and said “I love you” and then she was on her way.'Mom, Jesus makes me brave. I know that I can do all things because He makes me strong.'Click To Tweet
Now I’m back home and pondering over our conversation. How can I have childlike faith? How can I find that sort of confidence? How can I find that level of faith? Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” I can say with certainty that I do have faith. So how on Earth do I bring it out in times like these? Prayer. I believe that prayer works. Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” So as I sit here alone this morning in the quiet of my office, I’ve been deep in prayer asking God to give my baby a great day as she goes back to school but not only that. I want her to be Jesus with skin on while she’s there. My prayer for her is that she is confident enough to talk about God and tell people how awesome He is. I pray that she can extend grace and show other kids what it’s like to have Jesus in their life.
As for me, I’ll be praying all day. My prayer for myself is to have confidence that my child will do great! She is a strong, confident girl. I hope she can be a friend to all. I pray that she can stand up to bullies and not be one herself. (she’s too sweet to bully) I also pray for protection over her entire school and everyone inside, teachers, students, and other staff. Heading back to school is always full of uncertainty, but I believe this year will be awesome!
It’s hard as a parent to trust someone to basically raise my kid most of the day. It’s hard not to question that person’s morals and beliefs. I pray my daughter’s teachers know Christ and that it spills over in the classroom. I hope they love my child and that they have a mutual respect for one another. I have FAITH that this school is going to bring about amazing things. I’m praying and believing that my child will come out of her shell and not be quite so shy. I pray that she makes amazing friends and that they become lifelong Godly friendships. Every parent hopes their child makes lots of friends and that’s great. For me, I pray she finds a few great friends that influence her in a positive way and vice versa. I hope she changes someone’s life this year. I pray that she has the courage to stand up for her beliefs and makes choices based on what she knows is right.