As mothers, many of us worry about our children, their future, their protection…their lives. We cover them in prayer each day and then watch from the sideline as they face the world and all the evil that’s thrown at them. We try our best to protect them from the harm and hurt life brings, yet understand that those things are a part of letting them grow.
I have to constantly remind myself that my child was given to me to raise here on Earth but is, first and foremost, God’s child.
As I prayed this morning, God reminded me of Moses’ mother. Can you imagine the trust in God she had to have to put her baby boy in that basket and send him floating down the Nile? She trusted God to protect him. And…he did.
There will always be new journeys embarked upon by our children. Us releasing our children out into the world and sending them off on new adventures is just like putting them in a basket in the river.
We can either worry or we can have trust like Moses’ mother.
Pray for your children and as you ‘put them in the basket’, turn your worries and concerns over to the Lord. As a sweet friend reminded me once; God can take care of your baby better than anyone.
Even though Moses’ mother was hesitant, she sent him out into the world. She trusted God when she took her hand off the basket. That moment of trust opened up doors in his life and look how God used him!
When we trust in Him, think of how God can shape and use our children!
Exodus 2:2 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.
Psalm 31:14 But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”