• 14Jan

    Why?  There are so many “why’s?” but I remember very clearly a sermon that really struck home . . Don’t ask why, but what?  What can I learn from this?  What can I do with this situation?  What can God do with this situation?  And so I push the “why’s” away.  So far the Lord has given an incredible peace concerning the “why’s” of this situation.  Other than the “why’s” related to my children, I have felt comfort in knowing that the Lord has plans and is using this in the lives of others as well as myself.  The kids are my biggest concern.  Dan’s dream was a large family.  Why didn’t God let him stick around to see the fulfillment of that dream?  I love my kids dearly and the Mother Bear instincts in me really bristle at the thought of them having to bear such pain especially so young.  That is where my greatest test in my relationship with God lies (or at least one of them).  Can I trust Him with my kids?

4 Comments to Why?

  • Absolutely!! You have no other choice BUT to TRUST him with your kids. Jesus said, “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven”.

  • Oh – yes! Trust God completely. From personal experience I can tell you that the hardships I faced as a child allowed me to be ready for what God had in store for me and allow me to learn “other things” because I had already learned these hard lessons while I was young. My mother instilled in me a complete trust in Romans 8:28, and I would not change one trail I faced in life – only my responses to them. God is amazing and has in many ways used those things in my life to reach out and touch some other hurting young soul who just needs someone to understand. It will be worth it all!

  • Who loves your kids the most: you or God?

    I know you know this, but He IS trustworthy. I’ll be praying for this area specifically for you. And don’t get discouraged, remember this trusting thing is a constant struggle. It’s not just resolved with a one-time decision.

    Wouldn’t THAT be nice!

  • Trusting God with my children goes on and on and on ……. It’s a lifetime learning experience for every stage of growth and doesn’t end when they “grow up”. Ask your own mom and dad about that one… It’s when I’m the most scared that I find the most comfort and peace because I cannot do anything but trust Him, my awesome, gracious, merciful, Savior.