An area I struggled with after the birth of our daughter was to trust her to God. This was, and sometimes still is, the most difficult aspect of parenting for me. The Bible tells us that children are a gift from God. If you read even more, the Bible also reminds us that if God cares for the birds and provides for them, He will most certainly care for you, me, and our children.
Look at the birds.
This past Saturday my husband and I had the joy to watch two or our friends' children get married after a long and sweet courtship. It was beautiful and the wedding was a testament of their faith in God and love for each other. The reception a celebration with friends and family. Our friends, the bride and bridegroom's parents, smiled ear to ear. They trust God.
While my opportunities to trust Mags into God's hands aren't that of marriage (yet), He daily offers choices and instances where I can hold her tight or trust and let her go and grow. To some, I am the "over protective" parent. Those who know me best understand and recognize how far I've come to trust God with His creation, my gift from Him, our daughter.
I still have areas to let go so our daughter can grow and I look forward to them. Am I ready for the new adventures? I don't know to be honest with you BUT I know Who I will trust. God gifted her to me and as a parent, it is our role to love, nurture, teach, and prepare our children for adulthood. God is right there with us AND with our kiddos. If God cares about the birds, He most certainly cares for His children.
We can't be with our children 24/7 BUT thankfully...GOD IS!
What area do you need to trust your child(ren) to God?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323