Monday, February 3, 2014

It's For Your Own Good

Missed the January post.. I know I know... but when your baby only sleeps in one hour increments it seems difficult to get anything done during the day. Last night she slept through the night. It. Was. HEAVEN.

Occasionally when God has something for me to learn he lets me struggle until I figure it out. At other times I get subtle nudges. And rarely I get words directly whispered in my ear. God's message to me the other day was so clear I thought I should write it down, so I am sharing it with all of you. I caught myself telling Emmy "You don't understand this, but it is for your own good" when trying to clothe her the other day. She was sobbing, and it was freezing, and I just needed to put her in some warm clothes! As a mother, I know staying warm is more important than her desire to free spirit around town naked, but she didn't care and tried to squiggle away by any means possible.

How often does God say that exact phrase to us? When our lives seem to be crazy difficult, and we don't know if we can take anymore, how many times has God told us, "I know you don't understand, but this is for your own good!". And we are angry with Him, even though He knows what is best for us.

I heard Him say those exact words to me, to allow me to understand that He is in control and will lead me where I need to be. I may not understand His plan for me all the time, but need to know He knows what is best and will make all things good for me. For all of us.