Counting on God

I remember my concern shortly after our first child was born. She was five months old or so, and the enemy, Satan, taunted me with worry that perhaps she would not be saved but spend eternity in the lake of fire. We were in the car going on a trip when I expressed my anxieties to my husband. He told me that I needed to take it to the Lord and leave it there and see what assurance He gave me.
So that night I told the Lord all about it. I could hardly believe it, but the next morning my daily Bible reading was Isaiah 49. When I got to verse 25, my heart leaped with joy! “I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.” There was my answer! Peace flooded my soul, and never again did that thought haunt me. We had the joy of seeing each of our children accept the Lord Jesus as Savior at an early age.
Since that time I have been aware of many verses in which God speaks to our hearts that He wants us to count on Him for our whole household. Acts 16:3131And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31): “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Proverbs 31:2121She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. (Proverbs 31:21): “She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.” Isn’t that wonderful? Because the Lord Jesus shed His scarlet blood on the cross, we can be assured that provision is made so that God’s coming judgment does not have to fall on any of our household.