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Both of my sons are going through a rough patch in their lives right now, and there is nothing I can about it. At first, I wanted to step in and help them fight their particular battles but that is neither good for them or me. It’s taken all the strength I have through God to withstand this motherly urge. But God has shown me that for me to do nothing at this moment is the right thing to do. So, I’m kneeling on the side of the battlefield in prayer. And I’ll stay here until the battle is over.
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They are both adults. They both have made some less than stellar decisions that make their current situations difficult. I fully expect them to come through these times with a few battle scars. And I also expect that they will reach the pinnacles of their pain with the realization that only God has their answers. It’s how my husband and I raised them.
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But right now, they believe there is still something in their own power they can do to change things. We all know that feeling — like anything we could ever do might have the power to change God’s will. Both of them are praying for God to answer them. I’m pretty sure they’ve been getting some answers from Him. The truth is, they don’t like the answers. So they continue to pray for what they want rather than God’s will.
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I recognize myself in their situations: in the need to “talk God into” my way and the desperation of unhappiness that comes from walking far away from God.
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So, I have spent much of this day praying that they will see beyond “the moment” and that they may be knocked down, but they can get back up again and fight their battles with the Lord’s almighty strength.
I was in the mood for a little uplifting and truth. No song can do that better than this one: