I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t worried about the state of the world and raising my babies in it. Not a day goes by that I don’t have a knot in my stomach over the things that this world is trying to rapid-fire at my children. I want nothing more than for my kids to be kids and enjoy this sacred time in their lives.
I saw a post this morning that made my stomach churn, some things I read on the internet have me running to the bathroom to throw up: the thought of someone ever harming a child is inconceivable to me. I see articles and often I chose not to read them, because I know they will absolutely wreck my Mama heart. Sometimes I read to stay informed and on my guard as a parent. Often I end up back in my worry rocking chair, the one that keeps going back and forth, but doesn’t get me anywhere.
That fear isn’t from God
Usually when I come across something like this I look at my three babies and start to fear something bad ever happening to them. Then my mind starts spiraling. But today, right after the rabbit hole of worry began to open up in my mind, I read this verse:
“He made the stars also…” Genesis 1:16
My mind stopped in it’s spiraling tracks, I took a deep breath and read it again
“He made the stars also..”
You see there are a lot of words I read online that work me up into a crazy ball of Mom stress, but often it only takes a few Heaven-sent words to calm me down.
Trusting God over people
I thought about the fact that I really don’t trust most people. I am always concerned about them having an ulterior motive and when something looks too good to be true I always believe with one hundred and ten percent certainty that it is.
But then I thought about how for God, making the stars was an afterthought. He made them “also.” Jeepers, I might have enough pep in my step to clean the house and fold the piles of laundry “also” but “making stars also” is just not my area of expertise. But His areas of expertise are not mine and so I trust Him.
I don’t trust most people, but I trust Him.
How to actually trust Him
How can you trust God? First of all, trust is hard. Faith is hard. Second of all, almost everyone and everything around you will tell you not too. But because of the rock-bottoms I’ve hit in my own life and because of what experience has taught me, I cling to the one who “made the stars also.”
I choose everyday not listen to the millions of voices of doubt around me. If I truly believe He “made the stars also” than He is “also” capable of guiding my life and the lives of my children.
He is “also” capable of guiding me on how to manage my finances.
He is “also” capable of guiding me on how to raise my family.
He is “also” capable of guiding me on how to live at peace even when my insides are in turmoil because of the world around me.
He is also capable of guiding me on how to spread love in a world full of hate and greed and self-centeredness.
He is also capable of guiding me to the right verse, just like today, exactly when I need it.
God knows what we need
You will also find that clinging to people and things and stuff and all the other obsessions out there that are supposed to make you happy and fulfilled will always have you coming up empty. Almost everyone has their own agenda, almost everyone is trying to take from you, and almost everyone is trying to benefit themselves and get to the proverbial top.
Except God, He’s already at the top and so He sends down love. These five words I really needed to read as a worry-wart Mama of three small little ones, He knew I needed to read them.
Sweet Momma, I believe He knew you needed to read them too.
Whatever it is you’re spiraling about in your mind today, He is good. The world around you is not. It is full of devastation and heartache and disappointment.
But He is good.
And He desires good things for you and the lives of your children. When you’re not sure what to do keep praying, keep trusting, even when the world around you is crumbling. Keep on clinging to the One who “made the stars also.”
He’s in the little things, He’s in the details, His love for you is written in those stars.