Encouraging and growing your child’s faith starts at home. Your kids watch what you do, listen to what you say, and try to copy you. Every parent has experienced their child repeating something they said or did when they didn’t think their child was paying attention. Parenting is hard, probably the hardest thing you’ll ever do. But, with a little support, you can give your kids all the love and encouragement they need to grow their faith and become strong individuals. And you can find that support right in your Bible. Here are some of my favorite bible verses about parenting because they help inspire you to have faith and to choose your path wisely.
5 Inspirational Bible Verses About Parenting
The bible is full of good advise and is a great place to turn when in need of guidance. I am sharing a few of my favorite Bible verses about parenting that will help support your parenting efforts.
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Consider this your reminder to enjoy the moment with your kids. Yes, you do need to think about their future, but don’t spend so much time worrying about what could be and not enjoying what is. Your kids need you now, in their world, paying attention to them, not always worrying about the future. Take a step back and recognize when you’re missing important moments, memories in the making, and ask yourself what you can teach your child right now, today, about the Kingdom of God that will let them know they are loved and supported.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
This is something all parents need to hear. “Do not be anxious about anything”, that’s easy for Paul to say, right? Not so much. You see, Paul was in prison at the time he wrote this. There’s no doubt he could have been feeling a lot of stress and anxiety. But he goes on to remind us to pray in a spirit of thanksgiving to God. Paul reminds us that in times of stress we need to lay our worries at God’s feet and thank Him for all the times he’s already provided for us.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
This is crystal clear parenting advice; a true reminder that the way you parent your child now will have a significant impact on how they turn out as adults. This verse can be a double-edged sword though. It’s comforting advice for parents who are confident about how they’re raising their kids, but discouraging for parents who feel like they’ve made mistakes. It’s never too late though. If you feel you’ve made mistakes, you can take action now to start reversing them and train your child well. Think about the things that are important to you and make sure you are sharing them with your children.
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
We must use discipline in the same way as Him- for our children’s own good. That is what discipline should be all about- teaching children what is right and wrong. Discipline should be used in a consistent fashion so that children learn that their actions have consequences and they must think about the results of their actions before they act and not give into easy temptation.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full.
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with all we have to do. Schedules to keep up with, family to take care of, and let’s not forget about work. Sometimes we feel we give out so much that we just don’t want to give any more. But our kids give us the best exercise of giving and loving others. Your giving provides a gift for you too. Most importantly, the gift of your child’s love. And the more you love your child and are present for them as children, the more they will be present for you when they grow up.
More Bible Verses About Parenting:
- Colossians 3:21
- 1 Peter 5:2-3
- Galatians 5:22-23
When you feel like you are struggling as a parent and not sure what to do, turn to your Bible. You’ll be amazed at the answers you’ll find. These bible verses on parenting are just some of my favorites. I am sure there are many more and I’d be thrilled if you share your favorites with us here or on social media @familyfocusblog!
When God Made The World is a great children’s book to help share the message of God’s love with your children.