Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I Needed That Today

Sometimes I will be reading the Bible and a scripture just jumps off the page (or usually the computer screen from my Ebible Software). Today is a case in point. Billy Ray is giving little hints that something is changing for him physically. I haven't figured it out yet. I was reading 1 Peter and came to 1 Peter 5:7:

"Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you." (New Century Version)

That seems so simple but it is NOT. As parents we want to fix everything for our children. We are doers. Turning everything over to the Lord is much harder than it seems.

I can imagine captains of the old ships dependent on the beams of light from the lighthouse to make big rocks and shipwrecks visible and thereby avoiding them. We have similar anxiety today when there are choices of treatment (some of which has multiple risks) and programs to consider for our children. Like the old captains we might wonder if we are missing something. How reassuring to know that the Lord sees it all and will guide us because he cares for us (and our children).

To give him all your worries today and "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him" (Psalm 37:7 New King James Version) for to give you the light (understanding) for your child.

Until next time,
Peggy Lou Morgan
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1 comment:

Libby said...

What a beautiful verse for us parents! It is so hard sometimes to find support and understanding. I am a twin and we have an older brother so my mother had her hands full. I call her for advice sometimes because she is my Mom and I have always looked to her for advice. I find myself longing for understanding from my family. They don't understand what it is like because they are not the ones living with my child. It is hard because this is one situation where I can not relate to my mother and sister. It is so great to know that God cares, and he understands what we are going through!