After having done all, Rest!
The world is changing fast and with it comes the exposure to our children. There are great things that come with it but we cannot be ignorant of the dangers that it also tags along with it. Some of the ‘developments’ may not be the right standard that we want for our children. This can lead parents to panic especially if they feel overtaken with the time we are in.
It is important to understand that even though the World is changing, God’s Word still stands. God’s Word never changes. 1Peter 1:24-25 (ESV) says, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, (25) but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you”. God’s Word is still as effective as it was in the beginning. It is still sharper than any double-edged sword that brings transformation in man’s heart. This should give you as a parent the confidence to still proclaim God’s Word in your child’s life.
After you have done your part in carrying out responsibilities as God intends, it is important to enter rest and allow God to do His part. Psalm 37:1-7 (ESV) says, “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! (2) For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. (3) Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. (4) Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (5) Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. (6) He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. (7) Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
From the scripture above you can see that we are to fret not. Trusting in the Lord is not responding to circumstances. We are to trust God in what He says and in His ability to perform what He said. We are to delight ourselves in the will of God. We are to continuously commit our ways to God. It all begins by walking in God’s ways as we raise our children. We are to be still and be at peace because God has everything under control. It is seeing God’s purpose at work in our children’s life.
So, after doing all the parenting that you can, Rest in the Lord!