Free Devotional! Helping Children to Overcome Worrying
Focus: 1 Timothy 4:7
“Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;” (ESV).
Sea Kids Story
Coach Crab begins worrying when bad weather threatens to derail his tournament. He prays to Jesus, asking for good weather and a good tournament. When the bad weather rips the nets and washes away the field lines, the Sea Kids pray to Jesus, giving thanks for Coach and asking guidance to help Coach. Prayers are answered as the sun shines and the tournament is successful. Coach and the Sea Kids witnessed the power of faith and prayer.
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Watch and Read Together
Pure Flix offers a free trial, where you can get all 26 Sea Kids episodes! Watch Sea Kids episode, “The Worrier.” Then, read Matthew 6:25-34 and Philippians 4:6.
Everyone worries from time to time. But do you think worrying is helpful? If God is sovereign, meaning he is in control of all things, we need to trust Him. God allows things to happen for a reason. He knows all things and we do not. Sometimes when it seems like a bad thing is happening, it ends up being a good thing after all. Trust God for He is good and loving!
Answer these questions together. Have an open and honest discussion and learn how each family member can be respectful to each other and other people, as God’s word directs.
- What do you think your parents or teachers worry about?
- What do you worry about?
- How can you help someone when they are afraid or worried?
- How does the Holy Spirit help us when we are afraid or worried?
Finally, Pray Together!
Set a time each day to pray, asking the Holy Spirit to fill you with the Fruit of the Spirit.
- As you pray for the Holy Spirit to fill you, look for opportunities to exhibit, in your actions, one Fruit, in particular, that day and another fruit the next day, until you have exhibited each Fruit of God’s Holy Spirit.