Sometimes we let fear, worry, depression, unworthiness and a host of other emotions cloud our thinking and our daily walk with God. For a new Christian, for a child who is learning about Christ or sometimes even a weathered mature Christian, it is some times hard to understand the full meaning of peace and assurance in Jesus. Life has a way of throwing lots of trials, tribulations and just down right old evil at us.
My granddaughter-a young one at age 6 is learning how to handle “fear”. Many of us think that children shouldn’t have anything to worry or fear but to a child fear is a very real and overwhelming emotion. She is dealing with the pressure of doing her best at school and test anxiety has reared its ugly head.
She knows Jesus in a very honest and sincere way and has asked Him into her heart. After a one on one talk with her, I gave her a necklace-a cross to wear when she takes a test. I explained that it was not a magic charm but that it was a reminder to pray and ask Jesus to help calm her fears. She wears it almost every day.