Wednesday Devotional: "Be still and know that I am God"

Dear 4KIDS Families and Friends,

In a post from June called “A Room Full of Prayer,” we shared with all of you about our devotional and prayer time that happens around the conference table on Wednesday morning:   

“Every Wednesday morning, all available staff members gather around this table for a devotional.  This is a time to pause and acknowledge that 4KIDS is in the hands of God, that the work accomplished through this organization is by the grace of Jesus, and that we need God’s wisdom to care for His children well.  It is a time to stop and re-focus on the greatness of God and the smallness of us.”

Although we’ve told you that our Wednesday morning devotional happens, we realized that we have never shared the specifics of the verses we study or the prayers and praises we have.  Since our conference room is not big enough to fit all of you in it, we would like to start sending out the scripture we have been led to reflect on every week.

Each Wednesday, we will update this blog with a short post about our morning devotional and the prayers and praises from the past week. 

This week, in lieu of a devotional we had a prayer time for the children in foster care who have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey.  We reflected on Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” and asked the Lord to provide moments of stillness and peacefulness for these children.  They have suffered a twice-over displacement, once from their biological homes and now from their current placements.  Over the next few days, weeks, and possibly months the transitions for these children will be jarring as they face uncertainties of where they will be placed. 

Our prayer for these children is that they will know the peace of God, despite the tumultuousness of their lives after Harvey.  We also want to pray for the families who will be welcoming these children into new homes.  At this time we are not sure the exact number of how many children have been displaced, but we do know the need for licensed families will be great. 

Please join us in prayer for the Lord’s peace for displaced children in foster care and the families who will be welcoming them into new homes.