Whose Child Is This? - NIV Devotions for Mom - Week of Nov. 6

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Whose Child Is This?

Verse: 1 Samuel 1:21-28

Additional Scripture Readings:

Psalm 66:19–20

Proverbs 3:5–6

Have you ever prayed Hannah’s words as your own?

I have. Several times. Eagerly I’ve asked for God to take charge of my children. Out of fear that I might “ruin” them, I hand them over to him.

But as I give my children to God, I often hear him ask, “Do you really trust me with your children? Do you trust me to get them to school safely?”

“Yes!” I respond.

“Do you believe that I can guide them through an illness?”

“Of course!”

“How about deciding if they will marry—and who?”

“Better you than I!” I say.

“Then do you trust me to select the very best mother for your children and for who I want them to become?”

We can be the mothers our children need because God divinely chose us for the job. Don’t doubt it. He knows what he is doing. And aren’t we glad!

This devotion is from the NIV Mom's Devotional Bible by Zondervan. Used with permission.

 
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