It shall be well
A FRIEND of mine is going through a really traumatic time at the moment. One of her children has gone truant and declared independence. To the troubled mother the pain of a child whose actions cannot be understood is heartbreaking
When she thinks of the years she invested in loving, raising, caring, nurturing, teaching and sacrificing for the child she just cannot understand how he could turn out this way. Children can bring so much joy yet in the same measure bring so much pain when they depart from the ways that they have been taught.
Every parent dreams of a picture perfect arrangement with their children, with the end result being maturity, independence and success for them. It is the wish of every parent that their child be the epitome of goodness, a well brought-up, well-mannered person who everybody is proud to associate with.
Very often what we desire and what ends up being our reality are two different things. The question then becomes: what do we do when we are confronted with a script that’s gone astray, a child that’s gone wild and whose actions can no longer be controlled?
It is sometimes easier to play out all the things we did or did not do. Parents tend to blame themselves wondering if they expressed their love too much or if they did not do it enough. They go through an endless list of possible reasons why the child is behaving that way.
In our quest to find answers and to understand the circumstances the emotional toil is too much to bear. We all want things to work out and when they don’t, the pain of the failure before us can be heart wrenching.
Are you dealing with a child or a relationship that has gone astray? It is easier to find human solutions to try to solve the things that may be before us. What we often forget is that when you are confronted by heartbreak you are left with only one source of solace, our maker up above.
Though we may wrestle with the reasons why He allowed something to happen, the reality is that God is the only one with the ability to mend things that are not what they should be.
In our moments of distress we should call on His name, listen to His voice and allow Him to give direction to the issues at play. Sometimes the pain can go on and on for a while without a clear end in sight, He may appear distant and far away. You may even believe that your prayers around the matter are not being answered but do not give up.
In His perfect time He will make right the things that bring pain to each one of us, it could be a child, a relationship or disappointment; He has a way of soothing the pain and helping us overcome the obstacles.
As we go through a painful experience, the prayer becomes “Lord when will this end?” In his ordained time the tears will stop, the pain will go away and all the things that have sought to hurt and injure will be a distant memory.
Where ever you may find yourself, be assured that He will make all things right, and that child or that friend will be the person we want them to be, the pain is only for a season. Be blessed
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