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Friday, November 19, 2010

The Protector

One of my favorite attributes of Ben when we started to date was that he always protected me. I am sure some of that was because he was 6'5". If you know me well, I hate being alone. But when Ben is at home or near me, I don't have a care in the world because he always is there right beside me. I don't feel like I ever have to worry that someone will physically harm me.

Now, that we have a child I have come to learn what it feels like to protect. Protect Addy from the bad things in the world, aches, pains, and so forth. Unfortunately, we can't always protect our children from everything. There are going to be times where mommy and daddy cannot control what happens to our children. It scares me to think of that but that is why we have to put trust somewhere else.

Ben and I have learned already in these short 8 months that we have to give up control and put our trust in God. There are things that are going to happen to Addy that we don't have control over but our Heavenly Father can intercede. Just like I put trust in Ben to protect me, we have to put trust in God that he will protect Addy and us.

Some verses that come to mind:
The Lord will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore." Psalm 121:7, 8

" When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:1,2

"But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm" Proverbs 1:33

As parents we have to put all our faith into our creator that he will take care of our children no matter what. Yes, we can prevent some things but the only omnipotent Jesus Christ can really stand in harms way.
I encourage you to rest in HIS care.

" Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matt. 11:28

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