It used to be I’d turn around and see my oldest climbing on something (on top of the upright piano, with his hoppy horse on the kitchen table, on the fence etc.) my heart would sink thinking the worst would happen. I didn’t trust him. I didn’t know how strong he was, if he could balance, how far was too far, if he knew his strength, if he knew when to stop, or if he knew what was good or right for himself. It dawned on me the other day as he was reaching out of his tree house which has no walls, I didn’t flinch, when he was atop our 6 foot fence shortly after, I didn’t even get the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach like this could be the one that sends him to the hospital. I trust him, I’ve seen him in action, he’s proven himself steady, I know he’ll be careful, he has balance and knows how to land.
In the last couple of years we’ve had some things happen in our family that could have rocked our world (aside from the pandemic). Normally something like what we’ve went through would make me completely sick with worry or I’d be in a pit of despair and uncertainty trying to figuring out what to do next. Instead, I was able, after a second, to give it to God and not flinch. I trust Him. I’ve seen Him in action. He’s proven Himself steady, certain, true and faithful. I know my God, I know He can see the whole picture and knows what’s best. He has promised to be faithful and hasn’t given me any reason to think He won’t be. And in each of those situations He’s proved it even further.
Whatever you may be facing, God is faithful. His promises are true. Step back, let Him have it and watch Him do some incredible things!
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”
Notes from the Staff @The Woods