Friday, April 20, 2018

Tips For The Why? Questions

How do you handle change? How do you help your children adjust to change?

I do not handle change very well. When I know that an event is on the horizon, I need to "try" to plan accordingly. This is not always an easy task for me to do.

For instance, I have a second sleep study coming up at the end of this week. I have already survived the first one, so you would think that preparing for this one would be no big deal. On top of trying to think, in advance, about making sure I have enough hydrocortisone with me, I am still worried that I will not sleep.

God Is In Control 

Yes, I can over plan things, but I would rather have too much of something than not enough. What hits me square in the face with all of this is how I seem to think I have any control over anything. God is in control of my life and I would not have it any other way.

The question I am thinking about today is what about our children? Will they be over planners like me? How will they handle things when/if those plans do not work out the way that they thought they would?

It is important to remember (me as well as the children), that God's plans are the ones that matter. He is the One that is in control.

So how do you, as a mama, handle the "why?" questions from the kids when the things they have planned for do not work out?

3 Tips To Help 

1. Be honest with the children.

Let them know that you cannot explain why things did not work out.

2. Pray with the children. 

Seek His guidance and understanding. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you.

3. Talk with them about Job and his suffering. 

What your children feel as a trial now, that they cannot understand, God has a reason for and He doesn't need to explain the "why's" behind what He does.

Proverbs 21:30 NLT 

No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord .

Dear Father, 

Thank You for being in control of my life. Father, yes, I confess that I am an over planner. I worry over things. Please forgive me for this. Help me to know and understand that Your ways are not my ways. It does not matter what wisdom, understanding, or planning I have or that I put towards something, You are in control; not me. I pray that Your will be done; not mine. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Lay A Firm Foundation For Your Children

Don't Forget To Absorb

How do you handle change?
How do you help your children adjust to change?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

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