I totally understand. This is a mutual fear within every parent. They’d think their children will always be within their protective perimeter until it’s time to go to the university, get married, or even travel abroad. While some still express their joy for the opportunity, the fear of losing that child to the world would always pop in. So yes, that fear is absolutely normal.
However, let me show you a few scriptures that will encourage you:
4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
We know from scriptures that the wind isn’t just the flow of forceful breeze, it can also be used as a spiritual weapon to unleash evil or good to a person or people. It was a wind that God used to bring quails to the children of Isreal. It was also a wind that caused the death of Job’s children. Thinking about it, many Christians have refused to take progressive steps because they are scared of what may happen. They consider the wind or the evil that may happen, and so they do not sow. God doesn’t want us to consider the wind at all.
That’s actually called “Pessimism” in English, a general belief that bad things will happen. Ofcourse, bad things happen to everybody, but that’s not enough reason to stagnate your life. Moreover, we are Christians, and all things work together for our good, including bad things. If the bad things that happen to me still overturn for my good, why should I be pessimistic about life?
Verse 5 continues by telling us something powerful; just as you don’t know the ways of the spirit or how bone is formed in a baby that is still in the womb, you don’t have to worry about the works of the Lord and the things that He makes happen. If your daughter got an admission, then it’s because He made it happen. No man can receive anything except it is given to him from above. And if it is God who made it, then you shouldn’t feel any fear or restrain in commiting yourself to it.
So verse 6 says, “In the morning sow your seed, and don’t withhold your hand in the evening”. Morning signifies light or a period of convenience, and evening signifies a period of darkness or a period when it’s not convenient to sow or commit yourself. The point is, if you’re convinced that it’s the Lord that made it, then commit yourself to it, whether it is convenient or not.
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
One of the mysteries I recently discovered about God’s word is that it can be sent on an errand. You can literally declare the word into a person’s life from wherever you are and it will deliver what was spoken.
Verse 19 of that same chapter tells us that the people cried to God in their trouble, and in verse 20 God sent His Word. And what the word did was clearly written, it healed and delivered them from all their destruction. God’s word is powerful, it will never return to you void. It must deliver that which was spoken.
This last couple of weeks, my daughter in the Lord has been on my matter😇. She’s been so grateful about how the words I spoke into her life have assisted her in many ways. Truthfully, years ago when she gained admission into the university, we had a send-off conversation where I literally spoke words of life into her. Today, she’s become an agent of transformation. Again, God’s word is powerful!
Isaiah 9:8 says, “The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel”. That’s what you should do when you send your children out into the word, send a word into them every now and then. It’s that word that will empower them to light up their world, just as Jacob lighted upon Isreal. Notice I didn’t say pray for them. Prayer is good and you should pray for them daily, but ensure you also send the Word. Your prayer points may be too limited to do what the Word will do.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed!