Hands-on Faith for Families – Week of March 13, 2023

Theme: Put Your Trust in God

Be Patient with Yourself

Scripture: Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. (1 Timothy 1:15, 16)

Play: Try to write your name or draw a picture with the hand you don’t normally use. If you make a mistake, start over. Talk about why it’s so frustrating to write or draw with your opposite hand.

Talk: Think about times when God has been patient with you. In 2 Peter 3:15, the Bible says, “Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation.” God is patient with you, not just in the area of salvation, but in every area of your life. He won’t give up on you, even when you make mistakes. You need to be as patient with yourself as God is with you. Instead of becoming frustrated, you should keep trying to do what is right before God, even when you fail, so you can become more like Jesus every day.

Pray: Thank God for His patience and for helping you to be patient with yourself.

Renee Gray-Wilburn

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