O Lord, how my heart aches when my children are sick. I long to comfort and hold them, to reassure them- to remind them of how precious they are- how much they are loved. To take their sickness into my own body.
I cling to the calming reassurance that I serve a God who loves my children even more than I. You see their need and bring comfort and peace- abundant and sure in ways that I cannot match.
I can’t always be with her, and in moments like these I take so much strength from knowing that you never leave her side– you stay awake each moment with her- holding her in your arms and keeping her through the long night.
Shower her with peace.
Help her rest.
Give her calm assurance when she doesn’t understand what is happening to her body.
I am overwhelmed by the comfort you give to me in times when problems are beyond my control. I can’t make her well, but I can trust in You- and in your love for her.
All thanks and praise and glory be Yours, my Comforter and Strength in times of need. In Jesus Precious Name I pray, Amen.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
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