Little people, big worries, + a powerful God.

Little people, big worries, + a powerful God.

“No one can ever snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, & He is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.”

| John 10:28-29

 

He is more powerful than anyone else.
No one can take us away from Him.

 

& all my fellow worry warts, parents, & people pleasers, repeat.

 

He is more powerful than anyone else.
No one can take us away from Him.

 

Parenting has easily made me the most stressed out, tense worry wart there is, which has in turn, caused my husband to naw his fingernails in half.

 

But seriously, to tell you I am a constant ball of stress is an understatement. Especially only having our soon to be six year old daughter every other week, I am constantly worrying. & honestly, more about future scenarios than anything. I want her to love Jesus with her whole heart, & I want her to see our lives as a reflection of our love of Him. I want her to see our decisions we make & the rules we hold her to through the lens of our faith & love & hope. I want her to know the meaning of Easter, & feel God’s embrace through its telling. Little things, big things, all things, I am constantly worrying over.

 

Four months ago, I gave birth to our second child, our little Luca. & with him barely even scooting around on his belly, you’d think my worrying would be minimal. But wouldn’t you know I had an awful dream that spoke something dark over his future & though you’d think I would be able to shake off the negativity this dream held over Luca, the mom in me has been worrying ever since. I think about it & pray the other direction but never stop worrying.

 

So when I read this verse last night, I was so obligated to share because I think I’m not the only one this speaks to. To the worrier who has blown up there problems & smothered God’s power. To the person who is surrounded by people who speak to cripple. To the people pleasers who become tied under the weight of performance for the eyes constantly criticizing.

 

He is more powerful than anyone else.
No one can take us away from him.
No one can silence his truths.
No one can erase his promises over you.

 

Psalm 91:4 says that He will cover us with His wings & under His wings we will find refuge, that His faithfulness will be your shield & rampart. (NIV)

 

In Psalm 139 David talks about how he can never be apart from God.
He says even darkness isn’t dark to God.

 

That is His faithfulness. That is His promise to me.

 

That even if my daughter makes awful decisions,
The dark isn’t dark to Him.

 

That even if Luca runs the opposite way,
He can never flee from God’s spirit.

 

Here is where I have to drop my fear of all the things that could go wrong through out their lives, because things will go wrong at times.

 

His faithfulness & promise to me is that the darkness that could cover my family at times isn’t dark to him. My children are under the shelter of his wing, & wings are for movement. So when they leave beyond my home, & go wherever they go, God has promised me they are in the cleft of this wing.

It’s your turn, love. Break the silence. Spill your guts.

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