I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
Let the parent use his consecration of the child as a plea with God in prayer. The grace promised for training a child is not given at once, but day by day. In the training of our children, difficulties will often arise in which it seems as if God’s help does not come. Then, it is a time for prayer and faith. The power of sin may manifest itself in the child’s natural character. There may at times be more characteristics to create fear than hope. Our own ignorance, or unfaithfulness, or weakness may often make us fear that we may be the cause of our child’s not growing up as the Lord’s. At such times, as at all times, God must be our refuge.
Let us then maintain our consecration of the child and pray for him. We gave him to the Lord and we refused to take him back because either we, or the child, are guilty. We plead for grace for the child who has been given by us and accepted by God. The child is His now, and we can leave him with God. Such faith will give rest and bring a sure blessing.
Excerpt taken from Raising your Children for Christ by Andrew Murray. This excerpt can be found in Chapter 17. Public Domain.