Saturday, February 23, 2008
Life Pins: God's Promise #2
Since having a child I have really appreciated this verse:
"He will feed his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those who are with young."
I sure have needed God to lead me in my parenting,
and often I feel I still haven't gotten it right.
I remember in the first two years having days
when I thought I was going to pull my hair out
because I didn't know what my child was fussy
about, or how I was going to get dishes, laundry,
cooking done, or have time to myself.
In those moments if I just stopped and talked to
God about it, or just said, "Help", I'd often, in my silence,
find the answer staring me in the face, or after a while
the day would be easier. Often it took just realizing that if
I put "first things first", which maybe meant just stopping everything
and focusing completely on Patrick, rocking him, feeding him,
playing with him, giving him what he needed, and then looked after
any thing else, my day would go smoother.
I need this promise just as much today, and for the future as I did then.
Because I hear this parenting thing doesn't get easier, it just gets different!