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A Plea for advice…

I have many Christian bloggers who follow me. I thank you. I need advice. This morning out of the blue my 8-year-old son told me ” God doesn’t exist.” We are an active church going family and very involved in church. He loves Sunday school and our kids Connection worship service for kids. He plays soccer in the Upward sports program   at our church. It was shocking to hear him say that. I honestly don’t know how to handle this.  I asked my son why he felt that God didn’t exist. He answered me by saying ” No matter how much you pray nothing happens. ”  I don’t know how to explain this on a level he will understand. Have any of you ever had to deal with this type of situation?  I really would love any advice I can get on this subject. I want to address this with my son in the best way possible.


Comments on: "A Plea for advice…" (4)

  1. Can you make a real-life analogy that might make it easier for him to understand? If a child asks for a pet rattlesnake and a parent says no, does that mean the parent doesn’t exist or is a mean parent? Or when a child asks to drive the car and the parent says, “When you’re 16,” does that mean the parent doesn’t care about the child until they turn 16? Just an idea. Above all else, pray for wisdom and for God to reveal HIMSELF to your son, and know that I’m praying with you!!

    • Thank you. You made some really good points and given me some new approaches on the subject. On a happier note he went to church as usual Sunday, and I caught him enjoying himself and getting all caught up in what was going on in the kids program. I take this as a good sign.

  2. Do you know what he is praying for? Sometimes we have to explain that God doesn’t always work in the time that we want Him too and that maybe its not the right time for his prayer to be answered. Everything has its season,… just like kids play hockey in the winter and baseball in the summer, God also has a set time for something.. Perhaps ask him what he is praying for and this may help you to discern the issue a little better and give you insight in how to handle the issue. God Bless♥

  3. I wondered about this question and worried one day my daughter would say the same, I think if she were to ask though I would say “God doesn’t give you what you want, He gives you what you need and it’s up to you to find the rest”.

    Thank you for following my blog by the way 😀

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