{Post by Lisa}

The horrible news of this world doesn't stop! How can we teach our children to look for the good with all the tragedy around? There is a hope that they need to know.

Today another shooting and the killer is still on the run. The horrible news of this world is so scary that I am literally shaking from the inside out and my mind is filled with vain imaginations. Anxiousness gets the best of me and my head fills up with worry that something bad will happen to me or my kids. Most of my day is consumed with fear.

I make plans in my head to protect and control. Before noon I’m wiped out and I cannot move. I have to get out of this darkness before I get stuck in it forever.

Whispering in my soul is the Holy Spirit.

Sing praises and gives thanks for all that you have.

I obey and dark clouds go away.

Would we live in fear if we knew how valuable we are to God?

The more I realize how precious I am to Him, the less I worry about my life.

We serve an excellent God and the greatness of who He is assures our worth. We are His creation. He has crowned us with glory and honor.

We are valuable to Him. He made us just a little bit lower than himself. He has made us to have dominion over the works of His hands. He has put all things under our feet.

Yet fear causes me to forget who my protector is.

God is my forever protector and friend. He doesn’t promise me a life without pain.

What He promises me is that He will take all the wrong in this world and make it right one day.

There is no need for me to worry. God is in control. It’s o.k. that I’m not.

I feel like a little scared kid in this big cruel world. When my kids are scared they don’t see clearly and they don’t hear my reassuring words that everything is going to be fine. It doesn’t help to tell them that their fears are not real. No matter how ridiculous their fear is to us, it is real to them.

My children calm down when I sit with them and hold them tightly. I remind them that they are mine and I will not let anything harm them. They can spend the night in bed with me if they need to and I will sing them back to sleep.

My kisses, hugs, and smiles remind them that they are mine. They know that they are special to me when I sit with them while they shake and cry. I answer to their whimpers in the middle of the night by covering them back up with a warm cuddly blanket.

They know that they are Mommy and Daddy’s treasure. We remind them often with words of affirmation. I tell them, “There is nothing more important to me then you.”

We are God’s treasures too and when we are scared we can also find comfort in knowing the truth.

We are valuable and He loves us more than any other thing He has created. Just read Psalm 8 and you will see.

David sings a song to our Awesome God:

“What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels. And you crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of your hand; you have put all things under his feet.” Psalm 8:4-6 (NKJ).

The next time bad news comes my way and tries to take my joy away. I will seek my God and I will listen to what He has to say. I will seek Him above all else. I will praise Him for who He is.

God says seek me and you shall find me. Be like a little child and let God rock you back to sleep.

You are so very special to Him. The King of Kings says you are valuable and worthy. You are worthy my sweet friend to be saved by the One Who Loves You and Call You His Own.

There is nothing to fear. He has everything under control.

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What will you do the next time you hear the horrible news of this world? How do you teach your children to look for the good in the world despite the terror?

The horrible news of this world doesn't stop! How can we teach our children to look for the good with all the tragedy around? There is a hope that they need to know.

Wanted: Mom Friends! Lisa Brown from COmmunity Moms blog shares how she felt when she became a new mom and did not have a support system in place. This is great advice for moms whether new or experienced!Lisa is an aspiring writer with a mother’s passion for Homeschool Education. She has an 8 yr. old son, a 7 yr. old daughter, and has been married to her husband for 10+ yrs. Prior to marriage, she worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education.  You can read more of Lisa’s posts on her blog The Family Roadmap.