As your daughter starts school this fall, you can be sure her mind is swirling.
She may have doubts about her ability to carry this year’s academic load. She may be concerned about her peers, the demands of extra-curricular activities, how to relate to guys, how to live out her faith.
There are many ways to encourage your girl, and you probably know what is most effective in her life. But no matter what your daughter’s personality, no matter if she’s schooled at home, in a public school, or a private school, she needs God’s Word.
Here are 5 verses to share with your daughter as she launches into school. Use them Monday through Friday, or all at once.
1) Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
2) Romans 1:16a
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.
3) James 2:1
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
4) Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
5) Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
A few ideas for using these verses:
- Write (or have your daughter write) these verses out on index cards.
- Post them on your her mirror.
- Stick them in her lunch box.
- Talk about them together, discussing how this applies to what she’s going through at school.
- Memorize them together.
- Pray together each morning, committing her concerns to the Lord.
And trust in the Lord, knowing that He will walk your daughter through every step of the year ahead!
by Jennifer Ebenhack