What stage and circumstance are you in with your child?
Are you holding your newborn, packing lunches for your elementary student, navigating the teenage years, or have you launched them into the big world of adulthood?
Are they trusting in God? Or are they far away from Him?
I’ve been a mom for 22 years and I can tell you that one day I'm patting myself on the back as the best mom ever, and the next day I’m curling up sobbing, quite certain that I'm failing. And then there are those days that I experience both of those emotions multiple times in a day!
When it comes to my children, I’m soft as a lamb snuggling with them and then I can be roaring lion losing my temper with them.
I’ve taken Psalm 139, tailored it to my kids, and used it to bathe my children in prayer. As I pray it for them, I find the posture of my heart shifts to trusting God with my most precious treasure- my child! I recognize that God is in control, in all circumstances, and comforts this mom's heart!
O LORD, you have searched my child and know my child!
Hang in there moms! God’s got this!
Lori is a Global Mission Catalyst at IMB, mobilizing churches and leading women to participate in God’s global mission. She, her husband, and their 3 kids lived in Africa as missionaries before returning to plant Grace Point Church in Bentonville, AR where Mike is Sr. Pastor. She’s passionate about discipling people to see how their everyday life collides with God’s mission of making His glory known to all nations. She blogs at lorimcdaniel.org
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5/15/2015 04:31:57 am
I can't quite explain to you how this encouraged me this morning, but I know you know what I'm feeling. I have two adult sons, well into adulthood (32 and 28), but I still fret over them. Reading these verses from Psalm 139 in the context of my sons was just precious. I am going to look over the rest of that beloved Psalm and apply it to them.
5/20/2015 01:47:51 pm
Thank you. Matt is 30 and I pray God reveals Himself to Matt is such a way that he is compelled to run after His God of grace and forgiveness. This is beautiful how you tweaked for children, young or old.
5/20/2015 01:54:23 pm
PS-May I invite you to the #DanceWithJesus Linkup each Friday? SusanBMead.com/blog-2 if so. Your words would certainly bless us there, if you do join the dance. Warmly, Susan
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