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Entrusting Our Children to God

Posted on: January 18, 2017

 

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Recently, I read something in my daily devotional that hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s from Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young. Here’s what it said:

“Entrust your loved ones to me; release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one-as well as yourself…I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love, so beware of making a beloved child your idol. When you release your loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them.” (p. 246)

As soon as I read the first sentence, I felt God speaking to me.

“Entrust your loved ones to me; release them into My protective care.”

As I’ve grown through the years and have experienced a variety of trials in my life, I’ve learned to trust God in many different areas: finances, work, health, family. But for the past three years there has been one area I have really struggled trusting God with: taking care of my oldest child.

My son has life threatening food allergies and it’s a struggle we deal with day to day. My phone is always by my side when he’s in school, ringer volume all the way up so that I can hear it if I get a phone call from school. I monitor every piece of food that goes into his mouth; every piece of food he comes in contact with. When we are in a different environment, I am constantly surveying the area to see if there are any of his allergens around. I carry Clorox wipes with me to wipe down tables at restaurants and the library and the different places we go to ensure no allergen comes near him. These are necessary protective measures in order to keep him safe. And they are OK. But there is one thing about all of this that is not OK. Fear. The fear behind it that drives some of my actions. The worry I feel each day wondering if this will be the day I get a call saying he’s in anaphylaxsis.

Fear and worry. Two of our worst enemies.

So when I read this devotional, God really opened my eyes. He allowed me to see that, while I need to care for Giovanni, I don’t need to carry around all that fear and worry. The paralyzing fear and worry that I had let take control of my life. Fear and worry that caused me to turn parental love for my son into an idol.

If God cares for us, doesn’t he care for our children just as much? If he protects us, won’t he protect them?

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God loves us and he loves our children. Think of how much you love your children. Now imagine that love multiplied a million times. That’s now much God loves our children too! Even more! And it is because of this love that we can know our children are safe in God’s hands.

No matter the situation. No matter the health or physical need, emotional need, or whatever it might be. We can trust in God to take care of our precious children. We can put them in HIS more than capable hands and let them go.

 

How do you entrust your children to God?

 

Reference

Young, S. (2004). Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

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2 Responses to "Entrusting Our Children to God"

You know, i seen that you liked my post today and i thought ” i cant recall reading any of her losts lately. I need to see if shes posted.” So i clicked your blog and there this post was. I needed to read this today. Thank you 😊

You’re welcome! I’m glad it was helpful to you. 🙂

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