Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Just when I thought I had this letting go of your kid thing down, it creeped up again. Our oldest goes back to college in a little over a week and my body has kicked into worry mode, sadness hanging nearby, anxiety about how he'll make it in life waking me up at night.
This trusting God stuff never gets easier, does it? In theory, it should. In practice, well, it's easier said than done. So at 3:AM when I toss and turn in bed, listening to the hum of the fan and my own heartbeat, I practice trusting again. I review what is true.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight.
For the Lord longs to be gracious to you. He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a god of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him.
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.
As the clock ticks, I recall the goodness of God. I set my mind on things eternal. I train my heart to rely on Him.
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