A change is occurring. Life, as we know, cannot continue without change, and God is watching you grow. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could freeze time just so a mother’s heart could soak up those perfect moments between parent and child? A husband and wife? A friend to a friend?

But there will be a day when all moments are perfect. A day when there are no more worries, fear, concern, or anguish. A day when there will be no more manipulation, behavior issues, drugs, alcohol, diseases, or torture.

And we, who believe, will be part of everlasting life of enormous proportion. We will play with the cobras and swim in the ocean’s deep with the whales. We will sing with the angels and walk side-by-side with Christ. Oh, what a day that will be! But until that day comes, we will rest in the cleft of His shadow as we go from day-to-day, serving Him the best we are able until our last breath brings us closer to Him.

Hold close to your loved ones but realize that He is holding your loved ones tighter than you are. Allow Him to show you that your loved ones are in His care, His provision, His strength, and His love. Let Him show you that it is okay to place our loved ones into the hands of the Father’s Son. After all, our Father is the most excellent example of Him letting go of the most precious loved one – and He did it for you and me.

Are you at peace with your situation? With what may be happening in your time of need? Are you able to rest in His presence no matter what the outcome of a case may be? Whether God allows or denies the issues on your heart, are you still willing to walk with Christ each day until the beginning of your eternal life?

 No one said you had to lie down and take what Satan may be dishing out to you. Pray! Prepare! Gather wisdom! Consult godly counselors! Pray! Understand!

God has their best interest at His heart, and even though I want to protect my loved ones and guide them as I see fit, God may have them go through this tribulation to become the man and woman of God that Christ wants them to be. Isn’t that such a hard thing to do? We want to hold onto them so the claws of the world won’t have an opening to them.

 Don’t let them go without a fight. Every day, on your knees in prayer. Walk with Christ on a new level of trust, honesty, strength, and love as the ones you love battle manipulation, depression, eating disorders, bullying, drugs, and anger as they grow.

Our fight is against the unseen enemy who wages war on all of God’s children. God sees us praying for their needs; He is listening to you. God has won the war, and these battles we face have an impact on eternity!

 Our loving Father, who is in heaven, please hear my cry. Each of us has loved ones who know you not, and I pray now that you soften their hearts so that they may listen and receive and believe. May You bring down Your Spirit upon our nation, and into each of our homes. Lord, I pray before you now in humbleness and meekness of spirit, of one who kneels in awe of You and Your commands, Your joys, and Your everlasting grace, mercy, kindness, and love. I beseech You not to forget this child that you placed in this world. I beg You to give Your ear over to this prayer, and I ask You bring into Your will those who are out of it and may they become followers of You. Strengthen us, Lord, so we may, through You, rise to the opportunities given to us.

Forgive us for our sins, Lord, because we know when we sin, it is first and foremost against You, the creator of all and the lover of our soul. Lord Jesus, I pray that you look down upon us in mercy and hear our pleas and help us, for it is only You who can bring changes in us and our loved ones that we each seek. Deliver our loved ones from any negative thing Satan tempts them with.

Bring our loved ones to safety within You. May Your will be done in each life, and may You help us to accept and cope when changes in our life doesn’t go the way we think it should.

In Your holy and precious name, I pray. Amen.

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