A few months after my son was born, I remember visiting my aunt and uncle. The conversation revolved around my younger cousin’s recent automobile accident. Thankfully she was not seriously injured. My aunt was upset at how the other person in the accident treated her daughter. Not with empathy or concern for her health but with anger and judgement.
The teaching moment for me as a new parent was – you will do anything to protect your child and stand up for them when they cannot. At the time I looked at this little boy in my arms and thought of all of the ways he could get into trouble, and believe me he has, but in that moment the belief that I could be strong and protect him was not giving me assurance that I could.
You see at the time I did not have a strong faith walk and was attempting to do all of this on my own. Of course, as a young mother I could not see how I would be able to be strong for my son but with God’s help I could.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:25
That little boy recently turned 22 and he has had many bumps and bruises along the way. Thankfully by the time he turned ten I turned many of my concerns over to God and allowed him be my strength and not rely on my own will power to get through.
Praying that you can look to God for help, so you can lean on him when you need strength. For when you are weak, he is strong.