Being a foster family, my kids have lots of questions.
Most common: “Mama, what do you think will happen?”
My common answer: “I don’t know, baby.”
After saying this the gazillionth time, God pressed on my heart,
“YOU may not know the answer, but I’m already there with whatever they’ll need to get through it!”
I was approaching this all wrong, allowing my children to depend on MY knowledge for peace.
THREE things God has taught me to do with my kiddos when they’re unsure about the future:
1. Teach them to pray for God’s purposes.
Instead of asking the Lord to share his plans for the future, we can pray with them, “Lord, whatever YOU want to happen tomorrow, we pray your will to be done.” His ways are higher!
2. Teach them to prepare their hearts.
God’s will often is not what WE think is best. But we can’t see the whole story of our lives like Father God. We can remind our kiddos that God is always good. This helps prepare their hearts to accept whatever the future holds…because a loving God holds it.
3. Encourage them to seize the day!
We can dig into TODAY, giving thanks for what (and who!) we have. Someday, our foster daughter may go back to her biological family. But, right now, we get to watch her dance to Michael Jackson in her diaper! We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but it shouldn’t stop us from dancing TODAY!
💗It means so much that you’re taking this journey with me.❤
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