Imagine trying a new food, giving a book report in front of your class, or standing up for someone who is getting bullied. Sometimes, those things can make people feel afraid. Other people may feel afraid of having a nightmare, being alone in the dark, or creepy crawly bugs.
No matter what you’re afraid of, it doesn’t feel very good inside. It can feel pretty bad, actually.
But, have you ever thought of being afraid as a good thing? It can be when it teaches you to trust God!
When you choose to follow Jesus, God is your God. You can trust Him. If you feel afraid, pray to Him. Tell God what you’re afraid of. He is with you, He will help you, and He will give you courage when you need it most.
Do this focus activity as a family so your child can repeat it on their own when they face difficult situations.
Read today's Bible verse as a family. Talk about how it can help you remember this truth: I can trust God.