“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” – Deuteronomy 33:12
Sometimes I sit and stress allowing anxiety to fill my soul; especially, when one of my children does something I disagree with. Other times I take things a step further claiming, “Mom knows best!” to get my way because I truly believe it is what is best even though the anger boiling inside me is not. I love my children so much! So much, that sometimes, my anxiety and my anger, get in the way of the One who truly knows best for my child. Then I have to stop and take it to Him.
You are the parent of all parents. You are not only my Lord, but also my Heavenly Father. I need help parenting. Please, help me not to get in the way of the plans you have for my children. Please, help my fears, challenges and perceptions to be eliminated so I can see your mighty hand at work. Please help me to forgive myself when I fail and help me to encourage my children when they fail to learn what they can and move on. Help me to hear you Lord, as I listen to my children, so that I may discern what actions you wish me to take and which directions you wish them to go. You know my heart, oh Lord. Sometimes my wants for my children are selfish and worldly. Please forgive me for these desires and help me instead to focus on the desires that are of your heart. Use my children for your glory, gracious Savior. Use me for your glory. Amen.