Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:9-11)
Do you believe that God wants you to have what is best for you?
Do you believe that God knows what’s best for you?
We parents can mess up from time to time. We might be overprotective or underprotective or buy our kids the wrong clothes or pick the wrong school or choose the wrong place to live or feed them yams or let them play tennis barefoot or any one of a number of ill-advised oopses.
generally, our hearts are in the right place. We, really, truly want the best for our children, even when we’re not sure what that looks like.
God knows exactly what best looks like.
God loves you even more than you love your kids.
Let that soak in for a minute. That person whom you love beyond words, the one you would give anything, do anything, be anything for–God loves you more than that.
And, God knows what you need, 100% of the time.
So, Beloved of Christ, take a breath.
He’s got you, today and always.
Happy Thursday, Beloved.