Showing posts from April, 2015

Mommy Theology- The Art of Worry

Why is it that talk of trusting God is pretty easy, but actually following through can be so difficult?  We sing the songs "Only Trust Him," "I Just Keep Trusting My Lord," and quote Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart..."  Even telling someone else, "Trust God.  He's got this!" can be a simple task; but when it's your child, your marriage, or your loved one--you know the words; but worry still creeps in.  We are human, and God understands every need we have.  So with this need to trust Him,God tells us in I Peter 5:7 to "Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you."

Last week, my mama did not get the news we were hoping for.  It is not a bruise on her spine, but the doctor confirmed a tumor.  We still are unsure if it is malignant or benign, and in three months she will go back for a test to determine how quickly it is growing.  That's all I know.  After getting this news, worry crept in ever so quic…

Mommy Theology- When it's Hard to Rejoice

Part 1:  Philippians 4:4, "Rejoice in the Lord, always, and again I say rejoice."  Did you read the word in the middle of this verse?  Always.  Beyond praising God in the good times, thanking Him for His gifts, past the laundry, dishes, and the ones we love who help dirty them up; yes, even in the hard circumstances.  Is it possible when the doctor calls and says the unthinkable- cancer, to have a grateful heart?  When your beloved child strays from Bible truth you have tried so faithfully to impart?  When a close friend or relative dies can you still thank Him?

Yes, dear one, I can tell you from personal experience that even in my darkest days there was still something to thank God for!  His presence.  In the times when my soul was distressed, He was there.  I have felt His sweet nearness the most at times when I so desperately needed Him.  Rejoice!  He is with you.

Part 2: Just hours after writing about rejoicing always, my mama called.  She just got a call from her doctor …