Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7
Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? - John 11:40
It's very rare that I don't meet a mother who doesn't worry, especially about her children. Most mother's are quick to put their children in a protective bubble to keep them from harm. What we, as mom's, need to remember is that God is in control of our lives. We just need to lift them up in prayer for God's Will to be done.
In Week 11's devotion of Miracles by Karen Kingsbury, we are introduced to a mom who constantly worries about everything with her children to the point it keeps her up at night. She's overprotective and tries to keep her kids safe at all costs. We see that no matter how overprotective a mom can be, it can not always keep the kids out of harms way. We also witness how this mom experiences true faith in God by praying over her child to keep him safe.
It is so easy for any mother to worry. We want to keep our children safe and we want to be the best mom we can possibly be. Especially when you are a mom of a child with autism. The constant worrying about different therapies, our child's future, a public meltdown can really take a toll on our health and add some serious stress in our lives.
Stress...it is the one thing in our lives that can completely take over our well being and add more difficulty to a situation that is already overbearing. Stress...it can take a current struggle and make it seem so much worse than it truly is. Stress...can cause so many physical problems that can keep you from living a healthier you. Stress and worry will cause any mother to be a little less patient, a lot more tired and a lot more distant from her child.
How do we deal with stress? How do we keep away the worry? Especially when it comes to our children with special needs?
We pray. We give our children to God and cover them in prayer daily. When that worry starts to creep up on you, stop and pray to God about your child. Ask Him to show you if this is an area you need to move forward from or one that you need to take your child into. God needs us to have faith in Him and trust Him, especially when it comes to our kids. God needs us to be at our fullest with our kids. He doesn't want us to be slowly taken down by stress and worry. He wants us to give our kids...His kids, the best of us. The only way we can do that is to truly trust in Him. Let go of our fears and anxiety and trust that God is in control. Love our children with all of our hearts and minds and trust that God will move mountains for our children.