My best friend was watching Dutch the first week I went back to work, and it was a HUGE blessing. It helped both Dutch and I transition into our new routine. One of the best parts though, was getting to see my best friend and her boys when I got home from work. One day when I returned from work, the older boy (2 years old, whom I will refer to as Mark Twain for the purpose of this story), saw that the table top for Dutch’s Bumbo had fallen off. Thinking that it was broken, Mark Twain immediately looked at me and said, “Uh oh! It broke! Mommy fix it.” This phrase hung around in my memory for several days. It got me thinking about how when things break in our world whether it be physically, mentally, or relationally, we immediately try to fix it ourselves. This is not what Mark Twin did though. Without any worry or hesitation, he immediately looked to his mom, his caregiver, and had complete confidence that she could fix it. There was no crying or concern; he was not anxious about anything. As Christians this is what we are called to do. When worries or problems arise we are not supposed to take them on ourselves. If you are like me and have tried this, then you know we will always fail. Instead, we are to immediately hand over our struggles to the Lord who promises to take care of us. We should have complete confidence in His ability, because after all He can see much further into the past, present, and future than we can.
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalms 55:22
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:25
I guess it is true what they say: children really can teach us so much about our own relationship with God. Thank you Mark Twain for reminding me where I should place my trust.