Maybe 30 minutes after I had written yesterday's post, on how great Tyler's naps were going.... he woke up after only an hour. I let him cry for a bit, to see if he would go back to sleep, but something sounded off. Then the Verizon guy came to fix our router... Jordan stopped by to pick up something... so I decided to go up and see what was going on....
Only to find a foul smell fill the air as soon as I opened the door. He had thrown up in his bed. It was a mess. After cleaning the bed, changing his clothes, dealing with the Verizon guy... we attempted to put him to bed in his crib, as he definitely needed more sleep. This was my hope, but it DID NOT happen. After 45 minutes of trying, we gave up.
In the midst of seeing what I had planned for my afternoon crumble, I was so grateful to God for the encouraging word I read in Beside Still Waters (p. 202) just moments before it all began.
"My dear friend, remember that you have a Father in heaven. When all is spent, you can still say, " My Father." Friends may leave, just as the birds fly south for the winter, but you are not alone becasue the Father is with you. Cling to the blesses text, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Heb13:5). In every moment of distress, anxiety, and perplexity, you have a Father on whose wisdom, truth and power you can rely.
If your children have needs, they go to you. If they have questions, they ask you. If they are ill-treated, they appeal to you. If a thorn is in their finger, they run to you for relief. Little or great, your children's sorrows are your concern. This makes their life easy, and it would make our lives easier if we acted as God's children."
How relevant and immediately applicable this was to my soul. The Lord is so kind, and gracious to feed my soul in the very way I needed it in that moment. So today, I hope to face the day, the uncertainties that can be expected, as a child of God.... always quick to turn to the Father, ever aware of my dependence on Him and His tender care of me. Hopefully, the boy wont throw up again too!