Read Matthew 14:24 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever tried to push open a door that can only be opened by pulling on it?
Parent Note: Scripture says that the disciples were trying to cross the Sea of Galilee, but they were going against the wind. Everything on the lake that night was trying to push them back to where they started. They rowed, and the wind and waves pushed them back. It was like taking one step forward and then two steps back. Sometimes we may feel this way when we are facing difficult situations in our life, but we know that Jesus is always there with us in the storm.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for being with me.
I know that in both good times and bad times, You are there for me.
Please help me remember to depend on You, no matter the situation.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.