Kids have big questions and real feelings, and they often pop up when we least expect them. Kids have a way of making things interesting like that, right? We want to share with you 8 of God’s Promises for Kids, so you can be prepared to teach them to your kids.
The added bonus of having these at your fingertips? God’s promises for kids are also God’s promises for us! God’s Word is accessible to everyone, and His love is for everyone.
One of our Words to Live By that we teach our kids is this: Everyone we meet is someone Jesus died for. Isn’t that a great perspective? Everyone can receive God’s love, forgiveness, and promises, no matter what.
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How do you share God’s Promises for kids? There are three things to consider:
Learn God’s Promises Yourself
God’s promises for kids are not just for kids! They’re for you, too. Learning these Bible verses for yourself can help us when we’re afraid, sad, or discouraged.
Teaching God’s promises for kids is important but it’s just as important for kids to see us living out these promises for ourselves.
After all, they are watching us. How we respond to stressful situations is teaching our kids how to respond in those situations.
Yikes. That’s scary to think about, right?
How we respond to stressful situations is teaching our kids how to respond in those situations.
It’s true. They are watching much more than they are listening.
Invest some time learning these Bible verses. In moments when you need encouragement, you can speak or pray these verses as a reminder of God’s promises. Doing this around your kids will encourage them, as well.
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Plan Time to Teach God’s Promises for Kids
Part of our family culture is to develop faith in our kids’ lives. Do you know what values, character traits, skills, experiences, and important conversations you want for your child? If not, check out our Creating Your Own Family Culture Step-by-Step Guide! It will walk you through every step.
Families often have intentional time to talk during family devotions, at bedtime, over dinner, or during your kids’ quiet time. It doesn’t matter what time you choose; it just matters that it happens.
Take a few minutes to figure out when you can carve out some time to intentionally share God’s promises for kids.
We have a free printable that will help make it easier for you! This printable has 8 of God’s Promises for Kids along with 16 scriptures – 2 for each promise – that your entire family can memorize together.
Having God’s Promises for Kids displayed somewhere in the house will also help everyone remember that God is faithful!
Prepare for Unexpected Moments to Share God’s Promises for Kids
Inevitably, we cannot predict when kids’ big questions and strong emotions will appear. Look at these situations as teachable moments when we can remind our kids of what God has said about their situation.
He cares about their situation, and He is walking alongside them in their challenges. What encouragement!
As you’re learning God’s Promises for Kids, feel free to pin this post so it’s always at your fingertips!
Here they are: God’s Promises for Kids!
When I’m afraid:
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. -2 Timothy 1:7
When I doubt:
He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever. -Psalm 146:6
I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13
When I’m sad:
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! -Psalm 121:1
God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. -Matthew 5:4
When I’m worried:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:5-6
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand… -Philippians 4:6-7
When I am sick:
O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone! -Jeremiah 17:14
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. -Isaiah 53:5
When I need to be forgiven:
He has removed our sins as far as the east is from the west. – Psalm 103:12
But if we confess our sins to him he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. -1 John 1:9
When something bad happens:
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. -Romans 8:28
The Lord will work out his plans for my life – for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. -Psalm 138:8
When I need a prayer answered:
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. -1 John 5:14
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results -James 5:16