I feel a little silly about writing this post. How many times have I thought, “We have conquered this!” only to find that… um.. well… we haven’t. You probably think I’m a crazy mother for still needing to deal with this issue, and you know what I’m talking about, right? I’m talking about whining and crying when life doesn’t go the way a child planned.
Lee had a long talk on Saturday with Laurel about replacing her tears with thankfulness. I liked how every time he gave her a task (even when she wasn’t crying or complaining), he made her think of a few thankful things to think about as she went on her way.
And today, the dear child was unhappy because Laurel was wearing the sandals she wanted to wear. I NEVER get to wear those sandals she wailed. [She wore them yesterday!]
We talked about our good God, who does not withhold anything good from us. My sweet girl informed me that she wants to trust God. BUT ITS SO HARD! More tears. I read her Psalm 84:11, and she started to understand.
It’s a good reminder for me, too.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!