– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
There is so much violence in the world today. Do you ever shudder to think what your kids and grandkids may face?
I do. And sometimes I feel fearful and want to cry out as the psalmist did: “Arise, O Lord!” (Psalm 9:19)
But God does not want us to be fearful. After all, He offers hope and light in the midst of the most trying times. I’m reminded of this when I look at a full moon on a starless night.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;” says Isaiah 41:13, “do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
The next time the grandkids spend the night, I want to point to the moon and remind them that God can light even their darkest times of life. And I want to remind myself of that fact, too.
Where do you turn for hope in the trying times of life?
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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.