Most parents like the feeling they can protect their children from anything bad. It Is easier when we can just grab them out of harm’s way. However, the time comes when they must make their own choices. Those choices are not always what we would want for them.
Mothering becomes hardest when our children are far from the nest and flying into danger.
In my grown up life, far from my parents, Life dealt enough blows that I reached a point of not trusting anyone. Confused and alone, I made bad choices. And then I felt too much shame to go home. I was no longer sure of who I was. I set out to create a new me.
I quickly discovered God was a much better Creator than I was. But while I was learning lessons the hard way, my Mother was still on the job, on her knees in prayer for me.
Later in life, when we remembered those times, she said, “I prayed for you constantly. I didn’t know what was happening, but I knew God did and He was with you every second. I thanked God that He was with me and He was with you. I thanked God that He knew what to do when I didn’t. I trusted Him for both you and me.”
Her Love and Prayers brought me to a place where I knew once again I needed to ask God for the directions. He brought me home.
If you are lost, breathe in The Truth of Words from Proverbs. If you are a Mother, Father, or anyone praying for someone who seems lost, these words are for you too.
Have faith. God is with you both.
Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6