When the World Is a Scary Place & Children’s Book Giveaway

god is refuge

Last week our family experienced quite a scare. Michael, our 12 year old, had an episode of vision loss. Upon visiting the eye doctor, his testing revealed a serious peripheral vision loss and we were sent directly to the emergency room. While the doctors fully anticipated an abnormal MRI scan, many people began to pray for Michael and his MRI scan returned completely normal. Though his vision has not returned to 100% normal, we are thankful for this good report and are praying that he continues to improve.

There are times when the world is a scary place. In fact, in my adult life, I honestly can’t remember when the world was ever a scarier place to live than it is right now. It seems I am acutely aware of the wickedness in the world in this season of my life. I read Proverbs 31:25 this morning:

…she laughs at the time to come.

The famous virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 did not fear the future; she trusted in the Almighty because she knew his track record to be 100% trustworthy.

I don’t know about you, but when the world is a scary place, I find myself whispering to the Lord that I need him more than ever, that we need him more than ever. I also find myself reassuring my children that God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good.

god is always good book

When I was introduced to this beautiful children’s book, God Is Always Good, I fell in love with it right away. This book is designed to provide comfort for kids facing grief, worry or scary times. With strong memorable statements, this book is a wonderful reinforcement for teaching children that God is good. Here are some of favorite examples of those statements:

  • God has good plans for you!
  • God is bigger than any badness.
  • God always keeps watch over you.
  • God is with us when we are hurting.
  • God keeps every promise he makes.

The above are just a few of the wonderful points in this sweet book designed for ages 4-8. I thought you would enjoy a preview:

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Today I’m privileged to give away one copy of this beautiful children’s book. My prayer is that the winner will read this book and be comforted with the knowledge that God is always good. For more details on this super book, you can find it here: God Is Always Good: Comfort for Kids Facing Grief, Fear, or Change

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  1. With Lots of hugs and kisses.. and singing praise music,,

  2. Melissa Tagle says:

    Finding this blog has really kicked started my walk with God! I look forward to the post.

  3. Cindy Lopez says:

    Love reading all these encouraging blogs 🙂

  4. I’ve been looking for a book like this for almost 2 years I have 2 young children and we lost their father in October 2012 and it’s so hard to find books like these to help comfort them. .thank you for sharing. Now I can show my daughter who was daddy’s girl that the Lord will always take care of us.

    1. tears flowing for you and yours. Yes, he will. Jesus, please show them this in a tangible way. Work in hearts to do your work in their presence. Heart hugs across the miles.

  5. Darlene R. says:

    Would love this for my granddaughter!

  6. I have a 16 month old so we meaning she hasn’t had many scary times, but when she is sick, I sing to her and read to her.

  7. Rachel, so grateful to hear that your son is recovering. I will keep him in my prayers as well as the Wojo family…praying for God’s Healing! I was worried about Taylor…hope she is in a season of God’s Peace and Comfort! I usually comfort Andrew when he isn’t feeling well or is scared with soothing words and stories of life and love…God’s Love. I love the title of this book because my mom said those words to us every day for as far back as I can remember “God is good!” And she continues to this very day…my brothers and I have carried on by reminding our children and grandchildren in the same words! God IS good!

    1. Amen. Yes he is. Thank you so very much for your faithful prayers and love, Mary! Blessings to you and your sweet Andrew.

  8. Angela Robbins says:

    We try to talk through the anxiety and worry, pray about it, and reference scripture (the Virtue Training Bible / Child Training Bible are great for this!). And as the parents, we try to give examples of similar feelings/situations in our own childhood and what helped us in those times. Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. Hugs and pray to Jesus!

  10. Usually hugs and snuggling help, but I also pray over her and with her.

  11. Jacqui Raisin says:

    Would love this for my children! My 7 year old is about to have her 5th surgery (3rd on her ear and the other 2 were open heart) and she has autism. Before we have told her how good God is but the book would be a great visual for her.

  12. I tell my son that nothing can get to him that hasn’t gone God first and then we pray.

  13. Beautiful book; would love to have it!

  14. Thankful Michael is getting better. Facing a little scare with my 13 year old. Always leaning on the Lord. Children help us realize just how much we need Him.

  15. Francesca says:

    That God is greater than any problem.

  16. Julie Davis says:

    Looks like a great book. I will be looking for this one!

  17. Prayer is a big comfort to my children and I in scary times. A great reminder to hand it over when my grip is white-knuckled. 🙂
    Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  18. My youngest (8) struggles with anxiety as we are survivors of domestic violence. I’ve been trying to find something to share with her and this book sounds perfect!

  19. Danielle F. says:

    During scary times, we pray with our (3 and 5 yr old) children. Our goal is to teach that coming to Mommy and Daddy is great and they always should…but nothing will help them like prayer can. Their Father in Heaven can fix the things Mommy and Daddy can’t. They have been great about it and have started to pray on their own.

  20. I recently signed up for your blog updates, and this is the first entry I am reading. It’s amazing that at the exact moment you need it, God will put something right in front of your face. As we all know, He isn’t always so obvious, so those times when it is undeniable that God is speaking directly to you, its like your favorite warm, safe fuzzy blanket you use every night. God is good, and thank you for this post. These are verses I really needed to be reminded of today.

  21. My 6 year old will fall asleep, no matter how upset she is, if I start reading my devotions aloud. Interestingly, she can repeat most of the stories the next day 🙂

  22. Encourage prayer and trust in God. Biblical examples of God’s power, love, and care.

  23. Depending on the situation, I’ll comfort my kids by talking out the worry and/or praying to God together about it.

  24. Christina says:

    Can’t wait to read this to my children!

  25. Love what I’ve seen of the book. Looks like a great book to put in my grandbabies library.

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