Encouragement for Stepmoms (Trust)

John 14:27

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me… Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:1, 27

My husband and I parent very differently than his ex-wife. She has more of a free spirit style and we are more structured.

This is hard to write without feeling like I’m judging or condemning. Basically sometimes T is allowed to do things that I feel may not be the best for him. Things that maybe are teaching him habits or attitudes or actions that I don’t agree with. There are things that he says and does that I don’t agree with. There are times when it feels like he truly hates us. It’s in those times that it is so hard to know what to do and so hard to trust that God is working in those situations. I fear for my stepson and for our relationship. I fear for his future. I want to be in control and  I want to know what God has planned.

But I am not and I can’t. If I only believe in God, He will give me peace.

The world is a scary place. As parents we want to protect our children. As stepmoms sometimes we want to protect our stepkids from things that happen at their other parent’s house. But we can’t. We aren’t in control. But God is and that’s a good thing.

Let’s Pray 

Father,

My trust is in You. I know that I need not be afraid because I believe in You and You will get me through anything that troubles me in this world.

Amen.

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