Sheets of rain poured down hard and fast, the paved white and yellow lines of the road disappeared. What on earth was I thinking, leaving the news station? For the last six hours, I had worked on cut ins to shows on ABC and FOX with the Weather Team in order to warn viewers in our area of tornado warnings, sightings, severe winds, and hail.
Hours had passed since the hail fell at the station and I merely thought, it would be just be rain. Tired and already mentally checking off things on my schedule for Sunday at church, I ran to the suburban and got ready to drive home. The rain at the station had been pouring hard but it was nothing once I turned onto the highway.
Scared to death of getting stuck in the ditch and not knowing how wide the shoulders of the road were, I white knuckled the steering wheel and cried aloud, GOD PLEASE HELP ME SEE. I figured I was a sitting duck to be hit by another car or to get sucked up into a tornado, so I kept inching along.
The mere 15 minute drive to and from work took over an hour as I drove home. Wind whipped the suburban back and forth and I thought for sure at on point, the back end had been air born. The next morning, my husband showed me photos of a grain bin next to the station that was damaged at the same time I got on the road. I didn’t have any choice but to trust God for my safety in my stupidity and when I saw what I had driven through, what he had protected me from–it reminded me of just how great and powerful God is. When I talked to my kids about the verses I choose for us all to journal with this week, they got a first hand lesson listening to mama’s story. Maybe you have a few to share yourself!
This week’s verses for journaling scripture with your family is trust. Scriptures for Family Prayer Journals Week 12 Trust.
Talk to your kids about trusting God. Define what trust is and then ask them questions what it means to trust God. And if this is the first time you’re visiting my blog and want to know what this “journaling with scripture” thing is, check out this post:
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:3-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10
“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” Psalm 91:2
How to Start Prayer Journals
To start visit this post: Journaling with Scriptures as a Family