Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Letting Go

As a parent, I always want the best for my kids, I have known the joys of raising my kids, the laughter and the tears, I have known the grief and sadness of watching them go through pain and trials that no child should have to go through, having to face grown up situations and been hurt so badly by the ones who are supposed to love them. I have watched my beautiful babies grow up into the most beautiful, wonderful, loving and caring grown adults in spite of the trials they have had to face as young children.

I sometimes wonder why God allows our children to go through the trials, pain, grief, and sadness that they have to face at such young ages. I wonder why He would allow hearts to be broken and bent who are supposed to be happy and free to live life without struggle until they are older. I ask God, why He would let my babies go through all of this, because they don't deserve the heartaches they have had to go through because of adult issues that they shouldn't be involved in. That is when God reminds me that these precious children, are just entrusted to me, to raise, teach, and bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. They are not mine, they are His. I struggle with that honest truth, the truth that we all must face as Children of God, that sometimes, no matter how hard it is, I have to let go of my children, let go of the decisions, opinions, and guidance, to allow God to step in and lead them the way they should go.

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

I know now, that through great trials comes great power and wisdom in the Lord. I know that God has been preparing me and my children for the work He has called each of us to do and these fiery trials bring us the Godly Character, Love, and Strength to do what has to be accomplished for Him.  Even through their great pains and trials in their young lives, God has been using that to prepare them, to give them a foundation in trust in Him. As a mother, I wanted to protect them, to keep them from harm, but I know I could not protect them from everything, no one can. I had to learn to let go of the situation and let God have His way in each of their lives. It is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but knowing they are in His hands gives me the strength to let go.

Proverbs 21:21 "He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour."

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