It’s amazing how often my emotions mimic the emotions of my daughter. For the past 17 years when she was sad, I was sad. When she was angry, I was angry. And, when she was happy, I was overjoyed. It is such a struggle not to always want to fight the good fight for her. My heart truly breaks when she is disappointed and when she feels discouraged. Today when she received some disappointing news my reaction was no different. I was so overwhelmed with sadness because I knew she felt dejected and less than others. I immediately went into “fix it” mode. I tried to comfort her and convince her that all would be well. But, sometimes her mother’s reassurance is just not enough. So, then I tried to point her to God and His will. Truly that’s where I should start every time. But, it’s so hard to get out of my own way. I want to lead by example, to show her that it is best to put her trust in the Lord. I want her to know without a shadow of doubt that God is working on her behalf. And, I know that she knows this to be true. But, sometimes we can be so double-minded and have doubts. So, it is my prayer that every day she will know and feel God’s love. That she will know that she is never alone. And, that she will find peace and comfort in God’s divine sovereignty.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6