This isn’t news to anybody: dads get stressed! Life is full, and our response to busyness, difficulty, and changed plans affects our families for good or bad. Here are some simple but powerful truths from God’s Word with which we can fill our minds—truths that can both grow us as dads and foster biblical responses in those we lead.
I recently read Crazy Busy, by Kevin DeYoung. It’s a great little book, and it helped me a lot. However, one chapter in particular stood out to me. The title of the chapter is “You Need to Stop Freaking Out about Your Kids.” Here are some of the highlights as well as four takeaways.
Nearly every dad has experienced an innate love and care for his children. Sometimes, however, the going gets tough, and love is tested. How do you know if you really love your children like God desires? In 1 Corinthians 13:4–8, Paul gives us a picture of how God describes love.
Dads have authorities—just like our kids! It’s hard enough to respond correctly to human authorities, but how can you respond correctly when God says “No”? As we learn how to submit to God’s Fatherly care, we’ll also learn something of the heart of the Father.