Sunday, July 13, 2008

Trust issues

Tomorrow morning Camp Enosh begins, so we're gearing up for that. It's a week long day camp with a gospel emphasis for 8 - 12 year olds; we rented a nearby campground that is going to be WONDERFUL, I think. I will be the camp nurse, and the boys will be my *helpers.* We'll see how that goes...Ethan wanted to get stickers and suckers to give to our patients. He is taking it very seriously. Makes me laugh.

During our MOPS steering meeting this weekend, we spent some time meditating on Scriptures with the word "trust" in them. I was struck by these verses in Micah 7:

verse 5, "Do not trust in a friend, do not put your trust in a companion..."

and verse 7, "Therefore, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me."

In our little journey through raising preschool boys we are already facing so many decisions about how to train them, what to allow in their lives, what to talk to them about. I thought these early years would be easier, but they are not. They are important years, foundational years. Most of the time I just soak up the sweet moments, but there are times when I allow the enormity of the task of raising them to take over my mind...and I feel like I'm sinking under the weight of it all. How can we ever know how to make all the right decisions for these 2???? And what if we totally screw them up??????

You know, I'm so thankful that we don't have to make all the right decisions. We don't even have to put our confidence in other parents who seem to have it all together. Our trust can be in the Lord Himself, who loves our children more than we do, as one of my MOPS mentor moms reminded us on Saturday. That really resonated with me. He loves them more than I do! He will be faithful to answer us and show us how to raise our children, what decisions to make. And beyond that, He is taking up where we leave off, because He longs to know them personally and to be their God. He is trustworthy, and I can trust Him.

That's why I loved these verses from Micah, a reminder to look to the LORD and not so much to those around me. He will give wisdom in His time. That was such an encouragement to me this weekend.

I'm tired from all the traveling, playing catch up around the house, steering committee meetings for MOPS, and late night Wii/13's parties with friends (why did we stay up that late???), so I am headed to bed. Camp starts bright and early!


Reagan said...

We stayed up that late cuz we're awesome. Jere was suffering yesterday because of it, but at the time it's all fun and games :)

Thanks for sharing those verses. It's a good one to memorize - Sometimes I get caught up in life and forget those simple things like just trusting God. He is bigger than my life.

A & J said...

Parenting is a WAY bigger job than I ever imagined! I'm so thankful the Lord is actively pursuing my children and He can perfect them in ways that I never could.

Hopefully camp will be a rewarding experience!

Kim & Dave said...

Boy, that is just the reminder I needed to see. Good thing God can pick up all the pieces-cause I'm sure I have made plenty of mistakes!

Anonymous said...

"Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it." Psalm 37:5
Rachel, I think you are doing a wonderful job with your sons, pointing them to the Lord. Keep up the good work! And God will honor that.

PS: Thanks for coming down here. We had a wonderful time with you and the boys! Love, Mom

Heather Anne Schiete said...

Praying for you, Rach! It was good to see you and I am so glad to know you! Love and your family and absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame you don't have a donate button! I'd definitely donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i'll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS
feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will
share this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

Here is my site; interesting web site