I talked with a friend of mine today whose mother has been having some health issues. She was in the hospital for a couple of days and will now be following up with assorted specialists. They are still looking for definite answers and potential treatments. My friend was understandably upset about the situation. As we talked, I was reminded of how I felt when my dad had the stroke – or when my mom is having a difficult time. I try to do all that I know to keep my parents healthy. Yet, things still happen to them. And then I get angry about it – like I did something wrong or didn’t do something I should have. That kind of thinking is, of course, ridiculous. After all, my dad is almost 90 years old, my mom is almost 88, and they are both human beings. They have a mortal life as do I. No matter how much I try or how much I worry, their mortal life will eventually come to an end. But, they also are a part of the spiritual world, in particular the Body of Christ as am I. We have been Baptized into this body and will remain a part of it through eternity. And the promise of the joy that will bring is beyond anything I can imagine. The more I pray and trust in God’s love, the more peace I have. Knowing that He is in control and has our best in His heart now and forever, I can reduce my worry and stress. It is hard to come to terms with the fact of what little control I actually have, but when I can, life is better all around.
I Found God today remembering how much I need to Trust in God’s perfect plan for the lives of my parents and me.