One day, my Mom shared with me that God had spoken to her when she was praying for me during my wayward years. She described how God told her as much as she loved me, He loved me so much more. I am sure God’s purpose for sharing that with my mother was to give her peace about the circumstances she could not control at that time.
I am very thankful my mom shared that story with me because it has been a great help to me after I became a mother. Especially in the beginning, when we first brought the boys home from their long stay in the hospital’s NICU, there were many times I was overwhelmed with anxiety and fear. They seemed so fragile and helpless. I did not have the nurses and monitors to alert me if something was wrong. The only choice I had was to trust God with it all.
I began to meditate on what my mom had shared with me. I thought to myself, if I love them anymore, my heart will burst! And, God loves them more than that. I could not even fathom how great His love for them must be.
When we are filled with fear or anxiety about our children, we must stop and remember the limitless love our Heavenly Father has for them. As much as we want to protect them and care for them, how much more does He? I know it is almost impossible to never worry or have concern when our babies are involved – no matter how old they are, but let this knowledge bring you peace. He has His arms around our children, just like He has his arms around us. As much as we love them, He loves them an unfathomable amount more.
Thank You for loving us so much that You gave Your only Son to die on the cross. It is amazing how great Your love for us is!
Help us to realize the depth of Your love, not only for us but for our precious children. Remind us of this when we experience fear or anxiety over those we care for. Give us the wisdom to leave our uncertainties and concerns in Your hands and not be overtaken by fear of the unknown.
Thank you, Lord, for Your never-ending, unfailing, unmatchable love!
In Jesus’ name ~ Amen