From the moment they first put my daughter in my arms, I have had the same question:
What do I do now?
Those first days of motherhood are something, aren’t they? I remember when my husband asked me a question, and I thought “How should I know?”
I’ve felt pretty much that same way for the last 11 years.
You can’t read enough parenting books to have all the answers.
No matter how your sister says she managed to get her baby to sleep through the night in mere weeks, it might be months before yours sleeps soundly.
Regardless of the fact your best friend’s baby eats everything, including the green things, yours might refuse everything but applesauce.
Some toddlers talk; mine yelled.
And, often, all you want is to know how to get them to do as they should or how to know when they need help or when to ignore a cough and when to see the doctor.
The life of a parent is a series of decisions that you are probably ill prepared for.
At least I usually am.
I have more questions than I have answers, and y’all…
I need answers…
- to know how to discipline a four year old with a will of iron
- to know how to help a preteen have confidence
- to know how to mother a young man
- to know how to encourage my children and my husband and even myself sometimes.
I need wisdom every step of the way.
Sometimes, I just don’t have it, but I know where to get it.
James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all, without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Did you hear that?
All we have to do is ask.
We don’t have to worry or fret or try to figure it all out for ourselves.
We can ask the one who already knows the answers.
And he will tell us.
He gives wisdom generously, y’all.
Just like my little niece gives kisses. She just slaps those suckers on you every single time you ask.
And she delights in doing so.
Isn’t our Lord the same way? Doesn’t he delight to see his people seek wisdom, to see them seek him? For he is where it’s found. After all, “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” are hidden in Christ. (Colossians 2:3)