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There Is Nothing I Wouldn't Do For My Children

As I wait for my daughter, Sarah, to get out of surgery my mind races. I have lots of emotions but I find myself wishing that I could go through that surgery for her. There is nothing that I would not do for my children. Nothing means anything that would be good for them. Two things I had to realize today as if I had never heard before. I am not in control and there is nothing that God would not do for His children that would be good for them.

When I had to tell Sarah bye this morning I felt so helpless. I went to the parking garage and sat in my car for a complete meltdown. When I got back to the hotel I cried and talked to God. I realized that I had no control over anything. I was not even in the same building as Sarah. I just had to trust! Then I really cried and it was such a release. I realized that when I give up and cry that big cry, I am surrendering. When I surrender I turn things over to God and trust Him.

As Sarah was rolled away my heart was so heavy with me wishing that I could take her place. There is nothing that I would not do for my children. God knows just how I feel. There is nothing that He would not do for the good of His children! Absolutely nothing. He wants what is best for Sarah and He has the best plan. I can trust Him with my children just as I trust Him with me. 1 John 3: 1, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

God truly did it all for His children. John 3: 16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” We can trust Him because He loves us more than anyone else loves us!


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