When difficult things come it can be hard to not panic, worry and become anxious, but we are cautioned in God’s word to “be anxious for nothing”. When it comes to our family that can be a very hard thing to do. I tend to cry first and storm the throne with prayers before I can take a breath and begin to calm down.
If I am not careful Satan will attack with “You should have or you could have” all those things that might have been but for circumstances and/or God’s leading. Sometimes God directs us to move away and though it is very hard to do we follow, believing that this is the best thing to do.
When parents are in the hospital or when they need us nearby is when the devil will attack with “You should never have moved away. Look how hard you are making it on your poor parents. Now don’t you wish you were still there?”
Well, yeah I wish we still lived close. But that is not reality and I am still trusting God for it all. He knows what is best for my parents. He knows what is best for us, and He knows what the future holds.
I must continue to trust in God’s leading. Without Him I would be so lost. How would I ever cope, who would I turn to for strength, how would I know which direction to turn? Without God life has no direction or meaning. Trusting is the only option.
So; with Mom in the hospital, Dad not caring for himself properly, a six hour drive separating us, the rest of the family at work and me with no vehicle, I choose to trust in my heavenly Father. He already knows the outcome and has put in place provisions for our every need. God is faithful! “Just Trust!”