I hurt for the children and teens who have no hope. Our kids and teens face so much today. Stress, high expectations, bullies, and sin; sin is at its all-time high. Now that’s not to say that sin wasn’t rampant years ago, it was. It’s just that sin and evil is so much louder these days.
Evil is reaping havoc on our kids and teens. They have no idea how to handle what they are seeing and hearing. They are trying to cope, join in, accept and be tolerant. But it’s not working. It’s hurting them.
I believe that most children and teens would rather have stability, peace, hope, love and joy. I think they even want faith! I think most are sick of the evil they see day in and day out. They don’t want their hearts to be cold, or indifferent to love. They want to feel good inside and be good on the outside. Sadly, it’s just not popular to be that way.
The truth is, they won’t find this goodness in what this world has to offer; they will only find it in a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the only way. One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is a strong faith in God. He doesn’t change, but the world does. It shifts and disappoints, but God is a rock of hope and love.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” After he said these things, He placed his hands on the children and He blessed them. He touched them. He filled them with the stability, peace, hope, love and joy that they desperately needed. Kids haven’t changed since Jesus walked on the earth. They need Him today, just as much as they did then.
Let your children come to Jesus. They need refreshing! Let them drink deeply the peace of Christ. Healing for whatever they might be going through is in His touch.
Pray with me for our children and our teens tonight. “God draw each child and each teen to your heart. Touch them with abundant life. Restore hope in their hearts. Replace the gloom of culture with the light of Your love. Help them see their value in Your eyes. In Jesus name, Amen.”