Moving day...we packed everything in the truck to leave, moving to our new "temporary home". Pulling from the curb, I glanced in the rear view mirror to see my green-eyed, freckled face seven year old's friends chasing behind us, waving good-bye. Slumping in the back seat, he quietly said "I'm sad". In that moment, I was him...seven. Tears shaded by my sunglasses, I began to see it from his perspective, its his world, and it had been completly shaken that morning. His best friends, play times, laughter and hours of runnning, biking and fighting with battered nerf swords. Perfect, safe.
Isn't that what we are all looking for...something or someone we can completely trust. Personally, I have asked God for an adventure but wanting a safety net, guarentee, that isn't really trust! What is really "sure"? Think about it...as the days pass many things are becoming less sure, safe, immovable, even as Americans. The opportuntiy to walk with and train my children to trust begins in my own heart. Who do I trust? What do I trust in? I can aknowledge a "feeling" but it has to go beyond my circumstance, trial or season of life.
Praying with your child is a start, but there has to be more depth to "trust" or "forgive". I have to live this way. It must become a lifestyle. How do I trust? I rely on the truth. In proverbs it says "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding" Truth is: I must go to the one who created me...this begins with me, I can only take my child as far as I am willing to go. So I pose the question..."who do you trust"? Has something or someone shaken your trust? Let God show you these areas of mistrust so they can be healed and you too can prepare the next generations to walk in confidence because God is with them and he is trustworthy!
Overflowing with hope,