Thursday, October 18, 2012
When Mrs. Fix-It Can't
Sometimes, Mom can't fix everything, even when she wants to.
I have a running joke with friends of mine, fellow moms walking the path of parenting young adults; "Wasn't it easier when we could just feed them a cracker, wipe their bottoms, and put them in bed?"
And it was.
Although we didn't think so at the time.
So now we listen. And watch, And pray.
We pray for wisdom, for when to speak up and when to remain silent.
We pray for patience, to let our mighty God work in the lives of these precious ones, these "not-a-childs" who wear the mask of adulthood, but so easily slide into the heart-places, where crackers and warm blankies make it all better.
We pray for grace, to extend to them and to ourselves.
And we pray with hearts broken and arms open, wrestling with the Lord on their behalf, interceding when there is nothing else to do.
That the God of all comfort will indeed comfort them in their afflictions, no matter how large or how trivial, and that their hearts will continue to be captured and tuned to sing His Marvelous praise.
Resting in Him tonight, and resting in the promise that He will work all things together for good, for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
And that is the best fix-it plan of all.