Nothing test my faith and uncovers fear like any dealings with my babies….especially where I have no control. Will they be in the best class? Will they have the best teachers? Will they have friends?
These are all things that I could have controlled a few years ago. I worked at a wonderful school with marvelous people. I would have some knowledge over things to bring me peace.
Last November, we moved to a new county where I am a complete NOBODY! I couldn’t name 4 teachers if you asked! Not having control is presenting another opportunity for me to grow in the Lord because it requires me to grab on tightly to his perfect love for me and the wee ones. It’s another opportunity for me to be open-handed with my children.
It’s absolutely the most difficult area for most mommas, I think. When I haven’t controlled a situation, it feels like I’m throwing them to the wolves!
But of course I haven’t! This is an excellent school, with loving teachers and parents. The halls were FLOODED with parents sending their kids off on their first day of school.
So mommas, let the first days of school be a reminder to us that there is nobody on this Earth holding onto our babies tighter than the Father God who created them.
Let us check our control freak tendencies and turn those thoughts into prayer for our kiddos, their teachers, and their schools.
Today as I’m watching Mickey Mouse and finding comfort in Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. I’m also finding the ultimate comfort resting in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you that we live in a place of the world where all our kids get to go to school. Thank you for loving my children more than I do. Help me to trust you with my kids! Please put teachers and friends in their life that will help lead them to you. Thank you for your promises and protect our kids! Help us to receive the perfect love that cast out all fear in Jesus name. You are everything. Help us to remember that when we are afraid for our children you have already gone before them and are walking next to them. Thank you for everything.
In your perfect and Holy name,