I had a hard time sleeping last night.
My house was so quiet as I had sent the last one (my niece) off that day.
My mind whirled with all the worries I have for them:
will they be safe
will they have good friends
will they study
will they make good choices
why did they leave their rooms so messy
could they just not learn things the hard way
what will they be doing
are they worried/scared
will they need me
...over and over in my mind
until I had to start singing praise songs to get my thought process off my anxieties and on to the One who knows them better than I do.
Then this morning, this is my devotion for today.....
Entrust your loved ones to Me; release them into My protective care. They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands. If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one--as well as yourself. Remember the extreme measures I used with Abraham and Isaac. I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship. Both Abraham and Isaac suffered terribly because of the father's undisciplined emotions. I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love.
When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand. As you entrust others into My care, I am fee to shower blessings on them. My Presence will go with them where ever they go, and I will give them rest. This same Presence stays with you, as you relax and place your trust in Me. Watch to see what I will do.
I so needed to hear that.
I just love how He knows me so well.