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looking back…

December 2, 2010

Most(if not all)  parents walk through difficult seasons with their kids.  i am in one of those season right now,  and there are days when i am tempted to throw up my hands and believe the lie that “things will never change!”

It’s on those really hard days, when i feel as if i’ve exhausted every possible means of getting through to my child that God gently reminds me of this promise:

All things are possible with Him……not just some things, but ALL things.

As I was praying this morning, i was  pleading with God to give me wisdom in my parenting.  I asked him to show me how to effectively parent each one of my kids, not for my glory(or ease), but for His.

I prayed that God would strengthen my faith and help me to trust Him to reach the hearts of my kids in ways that i never can.

As i sat there quietly pouring my heart out to God, he gently reminded me to look back. 

I have learned over the past few years that looking back and seeing where God has brought me from brings joy to my soul. 

It’s in looking back that i see God’s hand of faithfulness gently guiding me and walking me through the fire….and how i’ve come out unburned.

It’s in looking back that I see how God has been faithful, even when I’ve been faithless.

And it’s in looking back that i see how much God has grown my faith, and has provided each and every time.

So, though it’s a hard season i’m walking through right now, i am confident that “all things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to his purpose.”

and i am confident of that because in looking back, i can see that i have tasted and seen that the Lord is good…….

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  1. December 2, 2010 2:29 pm

    What a testament to God’s faithfulness! Thanks so much for sharing. And praise the Lord that just as He has always been faithful, He will always continue to be faithful to you and your family!

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