There's been a cloud looming over our house all summer.
Our oldest is moving to college. In one week.
Don't ask. Just glance at the time of this post and you'll know how Mom is doing with it.
And yet while I've been stressing, God's been working. He's slowly turning my son into a man.
While I worried about his job situation, God showed him how to conserve the money he has, a skill that will serve him well.
When I wondered whether it was prudent for him to spend so much of July traveling with a Christian singing outreach group and going on a mission trip, God strengthened him spiritually and showed me I would be fine without him around all the time.
He's given him enough conflict to understand the journey may not be easy, yet showed him good friends can make it better.
When I questioned him spending so much time alone in his room, God was helping him detach.
He put in his gut an urge to handle some things himself. (Already I'm getting the, "Mom, I'm fine" speech.)
When he got lost, God showed him how to make do without my help.
Even in the conflicts he's faced this summer, I see God has truly captured his heart.
How can I have room for anything but overwhelming gratitude?
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Lord, thank You for hearing my prayers concerning my son. I trust You, Lord. You give me hope for his future and security in your plan which far surpasses mine. Make him into Your vision of who he should be. Be near us all in this adjustment. We love You. Give us Your rest and peace.
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