November 8, 2016

Read James 4:8; Psalm 36:7
 
My mother broke her hip. She freely admits that she never imagined herself as old, ill, in need of care. Yet, here we are. My sister and I have become her primary caregivers and advocates. She has been so very agreeable. She does whatever is asked of her. She often looks to us for help in answering questions. She has told everyone that she trusts us to make the best decisions for her. Her dependence and trust are so child-like. 
 
Isn’t this what the LORD wants from us? Total dependence on Him. Look to Him before responding to those around us. Trust Him to make the very best plans for us. He invites us to draw near to Him, to take our refuge in the shadow of His wings.
 
This has been an incredibly difficult season for our family. Through it all, I’ve seen the faithfulness of our great and awesome God. I’ve watched my mother’s faith grow through her pain. I’ve realized what a privilege it is to carry everything to God in prayer. 
 
How do you handle the difficult seasons of your life?