The first thing I did as my mind awoke this morning was pray. This does not always happen but I fell asleep worrying and was a little restless all night. I probably should have prayed last night. Philippians 4:6 says something like, instead of worrying pray. Good advice.
I prayed, God, I don’t know how to help my child…
Our children will face hard things and we will not know how to help them. I had no idea this would be part of the journey of parenting. Aren’t good moms suppose to have all the answers and quick fixes? When friends, family, doctors and even pastors don’t have answers, where does that leave us?
So, we cry out saying, God I don’t know. You know! Help my kid and help me know my part.
In the meantime, even when we don’t know how to help or what the right answer is, what do we do?
~We hang on to the only One who has proven faithful from the beginning. We continue to read about God’s everlasting love and faithfulness. We remember how He has been faithful to us in the past. He is good and He loves us and our children.
~We keep praying! Even if it’s a simple, I DON’T KNOW GOD! Help us! Trust that He hears. Trust that He is for us.
~We keep seeking Jesus. He is the way, the truth and life. He knows, even when we don’t know.
This is all I know today… Trust in our great God or the alternative is worry and fear. I don’t know about you but worry and fear have proven not to work. I have tried both but today I choose to trust our great God!
I trust You are good, God!
I trust that You hear us!
I trust that you love me!
I trust that You love my kiddos!
I trust that You know all things and You are working them out for good!
So hang on parents that don’t have the answers! None of us do! I share your burden of not wanting your child to suffer and not being able to fix it. Keep seeking our ever faithful Savior and keep praying for your children. He hears you! He knows! He’s working things out for good!
“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”
ROMANS 8:28 AMP
No kidding, after writing this I went to get dressed and this is the shirt I put on. I looked in the mirror and read:
Praying we rest in our all knowing God this weekend.