God, I Look to You

IMG_4341 copy.jpgMy youngest daughter, Landree, spent the morning pretending to be aunt Ally. Ally wore a blue robe in the hospital after giving birth to our nephew, Beckham, a couple of weeks ago. So here’s Lands, in her blue robe, nursing her baby just like her auntie.

While we were at home playing, JM was asked to visit a family who had gotten the news that their newborn would probably not make it. When he arrived at the hospital, they invited him to the NICU to visit their precious, 14 ounce baby boy. JM prayed over him and 45 seconds later, he passed away. The family is devastated.

I stay away from anything political, because I feel like I really have no idea what I’m talking about most of the time (just being honest). JM is the one with the debate gifts. I’m more of a feeler. Both are dangerous on social media. That being said… I’ve sat with women who were desperate to have a baby, but were unable to. The pain they feel is unbearable. I’ve sat with women who have lost children. The pain they feel is unbearable. The same is true for those who have had abortions: Unbearable pain.

I try to imagine the world my girls will raise their children in. I pray that it is better than the one I know. Every generation should seek to improve their world and make it better for their kiddos. I honor the generations before me that taught sacrifice, hard work and fear of the Lord. Was everything perfect? No. Absolutely not. Healing must come for mistakes previous generations made, including my own.

However, the generation I see today is more concerned with protecting THEIR rights, rather than those who are coming after them. Selfishness is the message of the day. God help us.

I’ve had this song on repeat in our house: “God, I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed, Give me vision to see things like You do. God, I look to you, You’re where my help comes from, Give me wisdom, You know just what to do.”

Jesus is the answer. Here are His words: “Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this gentle child is the greatest one in heaven’s kingdom realm. And if you tenderly care for this little one on My behalf, you are tenderly caring for Me.” Mt 18:4-5


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