Stirrings : Freaked Out

Written By Jen

Have you ever seen something scary and just couldn’t shake the image?  Well it’s that spooky time of year.  Our daughter was asking if ghosts were real last night.  I don’t know about ghosts, but I believe demons are real.  I think that scared her more, it is pretty creepy.  We talked about how the Bible says, “greater is HE who is in us (God) than he who is in this world” 1 John 4:4.  She also just couldn’t shake the image of Sue the dinosaur that she saw at the museum that day.

I think we all encounter things that we are afraid of. Last night we took the time to address it as a life lessons.  We will always have things that race through our minds that scare us, it’s just what we do with it.  I teach my kids to try and change their thoughts to happy things, things that bring them joy.  Scott is really good at making them laugh and this seems to be a wonderful remedy.  Last night he told our daughter to imagine Sue as Rex from Toy Story and then he started acting it out and we were all laughing.  I also teach them to pray and sing praise songs.  There is something about singing praise songs that is so powerful.  It is hard to think of other things when you are singing.  Can you think of a good song you sing when things are hard or scary?  What does it do for you?  For me it forces me to remember what is true and what an awesome and powerful God we have.

Scott and I usually stop and pray together for our kids too.  Last night when our daughter was scared Scott was tucking the boys in and  he sent me this:

This was an encouraging scripture that I read tonight and wanted to share with our girl tonight. I love you with all my heart.
Psalm 121:7-8

“The Lord will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. The Lord will guard your going out and coming in from this time forth forever.”
How’s that for a promise? YES! AMEN! Perfect for her.
God, I pray that our darling little girl would believe that and know that is true in her heart, and with all of her heart! Amen.

Not only is this true for our daughter, but all who believe.  What seems to help you or your kids get through a scary moment?

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