Saturday, 22 August 2009

Psalm Saturday!

Welcome to another Psalm Saturday. I am reading the Psalms and wanted to journal what I have been reading and learning from them.

Today I have been reading these verses from Psalm 66:

16 Come and listen, all you who fear God;
let me tell you what he has done for me.

17 I cried out to him with my mouth;
his praise was on my tongue.

18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened;

19 but God has surely listened
and heard my voice in prayer.

20 Praise be to God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or withheld his love from me!

Psalm 66: 17-20 NIV.

This week I have been trying to pray as much as I possibly can. As you probably know Jacob started Primary school this week. I have been worried and anxious about this all week. He has been fine and just asked 5 minutes ago could he go to school to learn another letter today!!

It is good to know that God hears our prayers and does not reject them. He listens and knows our heart and how we feel.

I have been thinking about prayer lately and particularly for my children. I am not the best at praying for them at all. I really need to focus on this and pray much more passionately for them. Especially with Jacob being in the world of school. I worry about bullying, him being alone, peer pressure and all the worldly influences. A good Christian friend with grown children helped me with these concerns recently. I appreciate her wisdom and guidance. I need to trust God much more and pray for my kids much, much more.

I don't want to wrap Jacob in cotton wool but I do want him to have the best education possible and enjoy being a child. I have thought about homeschooling and will keep this on the back burner if we do begin to experience any problems at school. However, I think I do need to give school a chance. What I don't want is to be faced with a battle each day between our values and things he is picking up from friends at school.

I could write and write about this but won't. I should be focusing on the Psalm verses!! These verses just remind me how I need to pray so much for everything and be thankful for a God who listens!


  1. You're right, Colleen, all you can do is trust in God that everything will be fine with your son in school. Once you totally and completely surrender that to Him, you will so much more peace.

    HUGS my friend! Thank you for sharing your heart again!

  2. Thank you for sharing these verses with us. I am grateful that He hears our prayers too and He never withholds His love from me!

    I totally understand your concerns about your son. I feel the same way about my precious, innocent daughter. I wish we could just keep them under our wing 24/7 and protect them, but that is where we have to realize that God loves them more than we ever could.

    Bless you today!

  3. This is good Collette, I too am thankful that God hears us. And I understand completely having 3 in the US public school system. But God has been very good to us. I won't lie, there have been issues, not big ones but still, we have walked with our kids through them and shown them how we believe God would have us deal with them. And Beth is right. God loves our kids WAY more than we could ever dream of loving them. Isn't that a comforting thought! I hope next week goes just a good as the last!

  4. I think that once you actually observe God protecting your child, it will be easier. It is, indeed, a complex world we live in now. The question of homeschooling is also not wrought without complications. I homeschooled three of my children, and the young Siberian lad I took in had been homeschooled by his parents. Only one of mine and the Siberian boy, though, were completely homeschooled. My little etxroverts really wanted to be with the other kids in the neighborhood. Each child has his/her own set of needs, and that is what we mothers have to ensure are met -- with God's help.


  5. Collette,

    I think you have some great ideas contained within this post. I love how you are lifting your son up in prayer because you just never know what they are being exposed to both in the school and with friends on the playground so covering in prayer is a great place to start along with open communication with your son.

    I too will be lifting him up in prayer and asking God's guidance and covering while he is at school and with friends.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. Here are a few sites that helped me to pray for our boys.

  7. I think the hardest thing I have gone through as a mom is trusting God that he will take care of my kids and that they actually belong to him and not me. I pray for them all the time and want nothing but the best for them. I do need a reminder constantly to just trust God

    I too have the same worries as you in regards to bullying and such. My daughter starts kindergarten Tuesday and I am so nervous but once again I just need to trust God

  8. A great post and a reminder that we have to trust...and we have to pray...Love your blog

  9. Thanks to sharing this POST

  10. A wonderful post, that is very apt for me - my Sam starts school on 8th September. I'm worried for him too... but i really should get praying about it, and let God take care of it.

    We too have considered homeschooling - not from a religious point of view - but simply because my husband and I are both trained teachers, both know what it is like 'out there' and are worried whether it really is the best way to educate.


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