Who? Her future: Who will care for her as deeply as we do? Who will have her best interests in mind? '
What? What will she be able to do with her life? Will she be fulfilled in the doing?
Where? Where will she live when we are gone?
When? When will I be able to trust the Lord completely with her precious life?
How? How can I get her prepared for her future?
These fears temporarily paralyze me.
They drain my joy, my hope, my peace.
And that's why I need the message CHRISTmas every day of the year!
Isaiah 9 is beautiful with promise- to us- to me- a mom of a child with special needs- because we can all be overwhelmed with weariness.
Isaiah 9 Promises to a weary world looking to God for help!
v1 - the time of darkness and despair will not go on forever
v2 - those who walk in darkness will see a great light
v3 - we will rejoice as God unfolds His promise
v4 - He will lift the heavy burdens from our shoulders!
v5 - our enemies will be destroyed
v6 - God's Only Son is given to us - Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
v7 - The government, the load, the burden, the decisions, and weighty matters will be upon His shoulders!
v9 - ties it all up with a bow - The passionate commitment of the Lord will make this happen.
He will make everything right- in His time- in His way.
So I comfort myself with tidings of great joy. I remind myself the glorious message of CHRISTmas was FEAR NOT. I remember that God took on flesh and suffering and limitations so that He could experience everything I experience.