In the winter you don't see fruit on the trees. You know that there will be fruit in the summer because you have pruned, sprayed, and fertilized them. God brings sunshine and rain, and the bees do their part. So it is with children. Sometimes it's hard to see the fruit, yet there is hope for a harvest. We have nurtured and taught them, disciplined and loved them. We pray for our children and watch them as they begin to near the adult years.
As a mother, it's hard for me to wait, on the Lord and trust and believe that He will help me. It's so much easier to fret, stew and worry. Why do I keep doing this? Okay, I will tell you part of this, but not all because it involves one of my kids. One of my kids is out with some friends at a dance. This child has been taught right from wrong. This child is with kids who are friends, but not necessarily Christians friends. Since I began to worry over this, I asked my husband to pray with me. After praying for our child to be safe, protected, to have fun, to stand strong and do what is right, I felt peaceful. Soon, I began to fret again. I decided to get my Bible and read the TRUTH. aloud. "Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust." Psalm 40:4 "Why art thou castdown, oh my soul? Why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the health of my countenance, and my God." Psalm 42:11