Promises

I have lots of reasons why I started blogging. I think the first was to show others, they are not alone in their everyday struggles of being a mom and being a follower of Jesus. I wanted to encourage.

But I had other reasons too.

I wanted to leave a digital legacy for my children and children’s children. I thought, maybe if my kids don’t listen to me now, maybe when they become parents they will find something useful or at least encouraging here. And I always want them to know how much they are loved.

But another reason is because God promises he works all things for good. I have to believe that everything I’m struggling with, everything that looks like could be a disaster, in the long run, is going to turn out pretty ok.

I have to believe every sacrifice I made, every hard decision I’ve seeked counsel on, every prayer I prayed, was not in vane.

In the end, Christ wins. He is faithful and just and he promises he will protect his children. And my kids are his children and I have to believe there is no mess they find themselves in, that he can’t get them out of.

I have to believe this, because he promises.

He promises, and I want the world to see that he is faithful. And no matter what I am struggling with, what we are struggling with, everything will be ok.

I want it to be a Testament of his glory.

I am reminding myself of this today because what we’re now going through its a doozy. I am scared, and I’m afraid, and I want to freak out, but I’m not going to because these are his children too, right?

I know I’m usually pretty transparent, and I reveal probably too much about my life, but this time I can’t. I can’t, because it’s not my life I’m worried about. It’s not my story to share.

But I will ask for prayer.

Lord, God, my Father, you tell me to trust you. You say you will keep us safe.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

I’m holding you to this God. I know you won’t let me down. I know you see me, you see everything. And I know you give us free will to do as we please. But I also know,

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Lord, protect my child. Help him even when he doesn’t ask for help. Put people in his life that will help him make wise choices.

You’ve told me to …

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (Proverbs 22:6)

I have done that. Now it’s your turn. And I know you will do it, because you promise.

Lord, grow my faith. I do not wish our circumstances to change. I know this trial will make us stronger and will bring us closer to you. So, grow my faith. The days may be long and I know they will be weary.

Provide me with comfort. Help me be strong enough to keep my eyes on you.

And may this blog be a reflection of your sovereignty and your goodness.

AMEN

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