Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 4: When I have to entrust my son...

     Yesterday I ended with the conclusion: "I simply did not know how hard it is to be a parent and trust a teacher with your child."  Today, I would like to take that one step further.

     In whom do I place my trust when I send my son to school?  I place my trust in my car to transport us there; I trust the safety patrol to watch over my son as he waits for the bell to ring; I trust the school administration to keep his school safe; I trust his teacher to know where he is at all times during the day; I trust the school staff to work as a team to supervise, guide, and protect all the students including my son.  Ultimately: I place my trust in the Lord, in whose hands my son is held.

     I believe the distinction is important to make because although I am forced to trust a teacher, whom I do not have basis for the trust (other than the confidence of the school in the teacher), I struggle to let go of my control in his life.  Although I do not have any control over his day during the school hours, I know the Lord does.  I can trust the Lord because he is faithful; He is trustworthy; He has proven himself worthy of my trust over&over again in my life.  He tells me I can trust Him with my son, and he is far safer in the Lord's hands than in mind.

     I can trust that the Lord placed my son in the class he is in.  I can trust that he is in the school for a reason.  I can trust that the Lord is in control, no matter what happens to my son.

     I would like to clarify one point: I pray for wisdom to know what choices I can make that will be in my son's best interest.  I am not implying that I simply 'let all the chips fall as they may' or that I 'leave it up to fate' because that is not the case.  I place my active trust in the Lord's guidance & wisdom, and I know that I cannot always know the Lord's plans for my son.  The Lord's plans for my son may be different than my own, but I am confident that His are better.  I strive to be able to achieve balance when I feel the desire to orchestrate his entire experience (which let's be honest, I would love to do!).  I know that with the Lord's help, I can do my part to help guide my son through his school career.  I have been given a great responsibility in watching over my son, and I want to do the best job I can.



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  2. yes yes yes, trust abounding & letting go of control up here in NC with my little kindergartner too! -Meredith, trying to comment via M+H wordpress, hmmm

    1. oh it worked! yay.

    2. ah it is so hard! But I'm so thankful for the confidence we can place in Christ. Love you friend!!