Tuesday, July 23, 2013

down to the last detail

One of the hardest parts of transition for me is all of the unknowns.
I love planning and predictability, none of which coincides with a total life change
There are just so many things that Brian and I don't know about our upcoming move to Seattle.

But recently the Lord reminded me of just how many details He knows.

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In March, I was inspired by this mom to start praying words of Scripture over Nicholas.
I'm not super intentional in praying for Nicholas (I'd really like to grow in that), so I thought asking the Lord for a specific verse for Nicholas would be a great place to start.

As I prayed, the Lord kept bringing Psalm 103 to mind, where it says:
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love towards those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us."

To be honest, at first I wasn't sure how this verse applied to Nicholas in this season of his life. But as I began to pray these words in the light of our upcoming move, God began to show me that these words weren't just for Nicholas; they were a promise for me, as his mama, too. God wanted to remind me that His love for Nicholas is HUGE. God will help Nicholas in this transition. He has plans for Nicholas' life. His love for my son is even bigger and farther and deeper than my love for him. So I can fully trust my son to this faithful Father, God.

What peace for a mom's heart.
I searched online for a Scripture print of these verses. I wanted to have these words written somewhere in Nicholas' room so that I would remember to pray for him.
And I found this print, from Naptime Diaries:

The words that the Lord put on my heart to pray over my son, sitting above a cityscape. 
It was like God knew we were about to move to a city famous for it's skyline. *Wink*

As I put this print up in Nicholas' room, I couldn't help but cry.
There are a lot of things I don't know about our move.
But what I do know is that God is faithful. I know that He knew this part of our family's story, long before we ever did. I know that Nicholas is delighted in and rejoiced over by a Father who's love is overflowing for him.

Now when I open the door to Nicholas' room, I'm reminded of God's faithfulness.
I remember that He loves my son, and that He will take care of him during this time of transition.
I'm filled with peace because God knows every detail, down to where we'll fit among our new city's skyline.

I pray that you, too, would be filled with peace today. God knows your needs. He is walking alongside of you, and before you. He is preparing the way ahead of you, and will meet you along the way.

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  1. This is wonderful! What an awesome God we serve :) Thank you so much for sharing this and so many other poignant times in your life, you have no idea how God has used you and your story to encourage and instruct me and my story! So excited to see what comes next :)

  2. Love this, and your obvious heart to produce a God-centered son & family. Can't wait for double dates in seattle!

  3. praying you'll have peace even right now. we made a huge move from florida to indiana a year and a half ago and it was entirely nervewracking and wonderful all in the same breath!!

  4. God is so good in preparing us for whatever's to come!!

  5. God IS faithful, but times of transition are so tough, especially in ministry. God carries us so well, doesn't he?!

  6. "It was like God knew we were about to move to a city famous for its skyline." Hm. I love God.


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