Do your kids ever struggle with strong emotions and wondering if God is there for them? Did you know that God has promised SO many things over their lives (and yours)?!
Here are 10 amazing promises from God for our kids, no matter where they are in the walk with the Lord!
God’s Promises For Kids
Kids have to deal with some tough stuff sometimes. Emotions are running high, whether it be feelings of sadness, unworthiness, confusion, etc…
So where do we start when teaching our kids the promises of God? We must look in His Word!
While we do our best as parents to help them deal with these emotions, we must guide them to the One who created them and has promised them their futures..
There are two very important things to remember when you read through this list of God’s promises for your kids and share them with them…
1. Remember these promises in your own life
It’s hard to teach something we aren’t practicing in our own lives right? We want to make sure when we are teaching God’s Word to our kids, we are first and foremost modeling it for them.
I would encourage you to read over these in your own personal daily quiet time. Let His Words wash over you, giving you a fresh start to the day and a renewed spirit wihtin your soul!
2. Pray them over your children
Next, pray, pray, PRAY these verses over your children! Pray against Satan’s arrows over them, and encourage them to read and pray through them whenever they need them as they get older.
10 of God’s Promises For Kids in Scripture:
Now, let’s get right into some of God’s AMAZING and life-changing promises in scripture for kids…
1. When You Feel Sad
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV
Even in times of sadness – whether it be losing a friend, someone being unkind, missing a family member – our kids can take comfort in that God understands how we are feeling.
We can encourage our kids to find joy and hope in His peace that he freely gives us, even when we don’t understand it!
2. When You Feel Angry
“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” Psalm 37:8 NIV
The Bible tells us to refrain from anger and turn away from it, because it leads us to sin.
This is tough especially for kids who are still learning to process their emotions! It isn’t wrong to FEEL angry, but encourage them to bring it to God quickly, so it doesn’t cause them to sin, or lead to bitterness in their hearts.
3. When You Feel Unworthy
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NIV
As much as it breaks out hearts, sometimes our kids can struggle with feeling unworthy. This verse is short and to the point!
Even though we are sinners, God thought we were SO worthy, that He sent His only son to die for us. That shows how precious and valuable we are to Him!
4. When You Feel Scared
“So do not fear, for I am with you; 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.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV
God tells us we don’t have to be afraid because He is always with us!
Whether your child is nervous about their first day of school, sacred of the dark, or worried about something else, reassure them that God has promised He will help them! He will give them His strength and hold them in his hand.
5. When You Feel Lonely
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
God promises that he will never leave or forsake us! We never have to be afraid, no matter the situation.
When those feelings of loneliness come, read this promise over your child, or have them read it out loud, and remind them that God will always go with them – to school, a friend’s house, anywhere!
6. When You Wonder if God Hears You
“And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 NIV
It’s a tough thing when you are teaching your child to pray, because they haven’t gained the spiritual wisdom yet that comes with age, and tend to want to see prayers answered quickly. Therefore it’s easier for them to get discouraged.
But God tells us in His Word that HE hears us! When your child is struggling, and they wonder if God is listening, remind them of these verses and that He hears all of their prayers.
7. When You Are Struggling With The Unknown
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Even as adults with struggle with the unknown! Imagine how overwhelming it can be for our kids when they face new situations or wonder about their future.
This verse encourages them that God already has a plan for them, they just need to seek Him and He will guide them.
8. When You Don’t Understand
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
There are SO many things that happen in our lives and our kids’ lives that we just don’t understand. Lots of tough questions like why do good things happen to bad people, why do people get sick, why did xyz happen?
But God tells us not to lean on our understanding because we aren’t Him.
We aren’t meant to be understanders, but believers!
Encourage your kids to seek out His ways, because HE sees the big picture and will make their path straight, even when they don’t understand why something is happening.
9. When You Are Tempted To Sin
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15 NIV
The temptation to sin will always be in our child’s lives, but they can take comfort in that even Jesus was tempted… but He didn’t sin!
He lived the perfect life that we couldn’t, and through the Holy Spirit we have the ability to choose to NOT sin.
We are so blessed to have a God who can empathize with our weaknesses, and He even says He will always give us an opportunity to not sin in every situation.
10. When You Need to Be Forgiven
“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12 NLT
How many times have your kids come home from a friend’s house, school, or Sunday school, and told you all about how so and so was mean to them. Or, perhaps they were the ones who weren’t kind…
Probably TONS of times, right??
God promises us that he has removed our sin as far as the east is from the west! He is quick to forgive which is a huge promise to remind our kids of.
But on the flip side, He also wants us to forgive others the same. 🙂
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God’s Promises For Kids in the Bible
When we guide our kids back to scripture and remind them of God’s promises over their lives, we can take comfort that God holds them in the palm of His hand – a great promise to remind ourselves as their parents. 😉
I hope these scripture promises encourage your children to always turn to the Lord, and remind them that He will always keep His promises to them!
Which promise does your child need to hear today? Let me know in the comments!