“God loves your children more than you do”
I don’t remember what I was doing or where I was when I read it. I do not even remember who posted it on Facebook. I just remember the moment. It was a major lightbulb moment for me. It was all I needed to shift my thinking.
DUH! God loves my precious baby MORE than me. Up until that moment, I had not been living in light of that truth. I had been living in anxiety and trying to control the safety/fate of my first child. I had been trusting myself, not God.
Although my personal relationship with God started growing as a teenager, I honestly don’t remember a day that I did not understand God’s love for me. It was ingrained in me from the very beginning to trust God and that He was good. I might have doubted my faith at times, but I seriously never doubted that God was good and that He loved me...until I had my first baby.
I didn’t realize that’s what was happening, but when I read, “God loves your children more than you do.” It just hit me...I had been living life not trusting that God was good for MY kids, not trusting that God loved MY kids. I had been living in fear of all the what if’s and not living in the hope of God’s goodness. I had been living like I was the one that knew what was best. I had lost sight of the fact that God loves better than me and KNOWS what is best for my children better than I do.
You see, I was seeing my first child as MINE, not God’s. I was selfishly holding on as tight as I possibly could. The Bible tells us that not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from God...doesn’t that mean that EVEN IF one of my ‘what if’s’ came true it is not apart from God? I do not know about you, but that lifts a MASSIVE burden off of my shoulders...one that should not have even been there in the first place.
So, Mama, be encouraged today. Let go. Trust God. He is Good. He loves your child more than you do. It really is that simple.