When God Taps You on the Shoulder

Anyone who has children of her own, has taught children, or been around children for very long knows that they whine and complain about things that do not matter. After a while we get fed up with the constant complaints.

A few weeks ago, I was helping Pierce wash his hands. This child hates for his sleeves to get wet, so we have to push his sleeves up to his elbows. After pushing his sleeves up and putting his hands under the water, his sleeves began to slide down his arms ever so slowly. Pierce started fussing and screaming that his sleeves where falling down. His sleeves were not wet, and I was being careful not to get them under the water. He continued to whine, and I told him to stop worrying about something that hasn't happened yet. 

The statement barely made it out of my mouth, when God tapped me on the shoulder quiet forcefully. Wow! I do this all the time. I worry about things that have not happened yet. I worry all the time, when I need to put my trust in God. God is careful with my life and even when things seem to be falling down, He is watching and has things under control. 

God has used my children to speak to me so many times, and I'm so grateful. Has God tapped you on the shoulder when talking to your kiddos?


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