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Monday, May 07, 2007

It's going to be okay

My best friend and I were talking the other night, and she's worried about her son entering high school. He's in with a weird crowd and doing some crazy things. As we talked, I told her she needs to keep praying and let God work.

Of the things I've learned lately, it's that everything is going to be okay. Yes, her son is doing some weird things. But as much as she talks to him and tries to get him over to her way of thinking, ultimately, he's going to choose what he's going to choose.

A few years ago, we were really worried about some of the bad choices DSS was making. Usual teen stuff, but still things to be worried about. We spent a lot of time in prayer-still do-and he's been able to make some positive changes in his life. We're really pleased with the direction he's taking.

I don't credit it to anything we did or said, except the prayers. Our kids are covered in prayer. Maybe they'll do the right thing, maybe they'll do the wrong thing. But I know that in everything they do, God's hand is on them.

Over the weekend, I had to deal with a really rough health situation. I've had some great pray-ers covering the whole situation. I knew God was in control. I did not get the answer I wanted. And yet, in the midst of all this, even though it's not what I want, I am content. The thing I learned is that God sometimes uses a series of bad events to bring about something really good. Oh wait. Duh. That happens a lot in the Bible, doesn't it?

Sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of some really tough situations. Especially when those situations have so many elements that you have no control over. We rely on all sorts of things to get us through, to protect us, to save us, to make it right, but ultimately, the only real thing to rely on is God. Throughout the weekend, the verse that kept going through my head over and over is Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."

If you are trusting in the Lord, no matter where you are, or what you're going through, it's going to be okay.


Heather Diane Tipton said...

crap, blogger ate my comment. let's try this again...

wow, great post. I've been really praying for you. I've even had some of my people praying.

Suzanne said...

I needed to hear that today. Thanks, Danica.

The Rock Chick said...

HI Danica,

Great post...actually, I have similar worries about my teenagers and some of the choices they make. Your post is very inspiring....thanks! just what i needed to hear!!!

Jessica The Rock Chick

Danica/Dream said...

Glad to know it touched some good nerves. My suffering isn't for nothing. :)