When We Give Our Fears to God: A Mother’s Journey — 7 Comments

  1. I totally understand everything you wrote here. I appreciate your heartfelt words. Learning to let go and trust God and pray brings so much peace. My sons have struggled with addiction so I can relate to your experience. Thank you.

  2. Thanks, Lori, for writing this message of hope. To parents who have prodigal sons or daughters, you have given us a nugget of gold to hang onto as the battle for their souls rage. Thanks for reminding us that God’s got this and that we can trust in His unseen hand because we know He is loving.

    • Diana, I’m so sorry to hear you are walking through a season with a prodigal child. I know the pain is indescribable. I found myself doing a great deal of reading things written by others who had gone through this. I received a lot of strength and comfort–and even peace–from the book Prayers for Prodigals by James Banks. When I didn’t know what more to pray, the prayers in that book gave me focus. I will be praying for your situation. Keep your faith in God’s ability to do immeasurable more than all we can think to ask of Him.

  3. My husband and I lost 2 babies to miscarriage before conceiving our daughter. I imagine my love would have been strong for both of the first two babies but I can only speculate. I feel like the loss of those two made me have a greater appreciation for the role of mother I was blessed with. I know there will be many things I will have to face as her mother, but with God’s help I can do it. Great post.

    • I have often thought the same thing…that because of my miscarriage I have a much deeper appreciation for the miracle of child birth and a much greater sense of humility and thankfulness for what God has done. And yes, we will continue to face so many things on this walk as a mother, but knowing to turn to God for His hep in ALL things makes the difference! Thank you for sharing and blessings for you and your family.

  4. Thanks for the post, Lori. I have had lots of moments as a father where I have worried about the stage my kids are in. I have stressed and strained against where they are and begging God to intervene. Much like you, God told me to let him tell their story. He’s the author of our faith after all. Your words are full of wisdom, and I’ve been learning and growing in their lesson for 10 years and will for decades more. Thanks for sharing!

    • Chip, parenting has brought me closer to the Lord and given me understanding in things I never would have had otherwise. My kids are grown and married now, but the lessons never end…nor would I want them to! Thank you for your response.

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