Monday, May 18, 2009
Trusting God With My Child
My daughter is going on her first missions trip tomorrow to work in a homeless family shelter .. I think it is great for children to experience what is going on in our world today so that they can develop a passion for others and a need inside themselves to help make the world a better place. As a mother, I am very proud of Nikki but I also am fearful. Fearful of letting her go... I need to trust God more. I need to trust Him to watch over her.. I need to allow Nikki to prove herself capable of being the young lady that I know her to be..
As parents, it is hard at times to trust God. To acknowledge that He is in control.. I keep wanting to control everything and I know that is not what God wants and I know that is not what I should be doing. I need to trust the fact that I have helped to raise Nikki to be a smart and thoughtful young lady.. I need to trust the youth staff that is running this trip.. I need to let go of my worries and realize I have prepared my daughter the best I could and give her to God.. into His trusting hands..
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths....
Now I have to put action to scripture.... and do that trusting!!!! "Lord, please help me to trust you with all my heart and to fully understand that You and only You are ALWAYS in control.. amen."