I would like to think that by my age the fundamentals of walking by faith would be rock solid.
Every time a new challenge arises my most natural response is 1. “Oh snap, i don’t know how to do this!” And 2. I am afraid i will fail. Like really super afraid, like fret, lose sleep, anxiety……
And then i remember that 1. I am privileged to the call of doing much that is outside of my abilities and 2. When i am weak, He is seen as loving, able and worthy.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
So onward it is…..5th child, 5th season of teen years, different learning styles, new talents and challenges, new personality conflicts, learning to parent and grandparent side by side. Every morning I toy with thoughts of what may have been an easier path to walk at this age…..every morning my faithful Father reminds me he did not call us to easy he called us to broken, to selfless, to sacrifice and to take the next step doing the little I understand and trusting Him for the rest.
Here is a great study from Desiring God with Fighting words for those uncertain moments.
We took Blessing and 5 of our Jewels to the new Christmas movie The Star, it was a sweet and gentle reminder that when the angel said to Mary “Do Not be afraid” there was already a plan and it was all going to be okay.
It is all going to be okay……
Trust and Obey….
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9)