Mothering is a tough thing.
Yeah, I know you already know that.
I never knew that it could be so complex.
How do I deal? How do I give wise advice? What if I just don't have the right words?
I have realized one thing . There is something about mothers that makes us intensely protective when our children are injured. The mother bear comes out and I stand back in amazement at who I can become. Wondering who that woman is and where she sleeps at night.
I remember back a couple of years to the time when I could just kiss that boo boo away. When all it took was a kiss, lap, and a band aid. Now I am faced with issues that are "unfixable" and I feel completely helpless to kiss away the pain. There is no way to make it all better.
I never knew I would feel the pain this deeply for someone else.
I never knew I would love someone so much I would be willing to do anything to give them all that I have.
I have been reminded lately that God has, through the years used pain as a way of shaping people for his eternal plan. The story of Joseph is one of those of great pain before the final dream could be realized. Thrown into a pit by his very brothers. Sold and taken to another land. Then falsly accused by his bosses wife and thrown into prison. Forgotten and left there.
All so God could use him in an unimaginable way to save his people.
The final outcome only God knew. But meanwhile Joseph had to walk through that pain one day at a time. Faithfully believing God had his hand on the situation even when he couldn't see the reason why.
Today I am asking you to pray for me that I would be able to have that kind of faith. I want to Believe God in all things even when I can't see.
I love the chorus of one of my favorite Point of Grace songs:
Heal the wound but leave the scar,
a reminder of how merciful you are
I am broken, torn apart,
take the pieces of this heart
heal the wound but leave the scar.