Monday, October 13, 2008

in His hands.

jason and i are going through a very trying time right now, in every way. we are being stretched, tested and challenged individually, in our marriage, financially, as parents, with our jobs, decisions, everything. we are stressed and overwhelmed and weary.

today, as i was shopping at sam's with my mother-in-law, i pushed my sweet daughter along in the cart, and we sang to help pass the time (i.e. to keep her entertained).

as i leaned over the cart's handle, my face so close to emma's, we sang a few verses of "He's got the whole world in His hands"...quietly to each other.

it's such a simple song, with simple words, a simple melody. i've sung it a million times since i was a little girl. but in this quiet, almost intimate moment with my daughter, my heart was overwhelmed and my eyes welled with tears.

i was struck by the words to this childhood song:

"He's got Mommy & Daddy in His hands,
He's got Mommy & Daddy in His hands,
He's got Mommy & Daddy in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands."

to say it to emma made it sound like more than a simple song. it was like i was promising her. and in that promise, i was hit by the song's great truth: He's got mommy and daddy in His hands. He's got sara and jason in His hands.

why do i always doubt this?

we'll be fine.

and i pray that emma can grow up seeing faith like this in the lives of her parents: to be able to tell her that it's ok. that we're in God's hands. to be able to tell her that and really, truly believe it. that's my heart's desire.

so, yes, we'll be fine. because, after all, He's got the whole world in His hands.

4 comments:

The Scotts said...

the Sara,
I love how God uses the simplest things to get our attention!
T

Joel, Melody, Grant, & Kate said...

Hang in there, Sara! You do have a lot on your plate right now but I know you are doing the best you can. You are a great mom and wife and student, too! I don't know how you juggle it all.

candicebishop said...

I'm sorry to hear things are hard! It was such a wonderful reminder to read this post on your blog even for my own life! Thank you for sharing. It is such a simple truth, but one I forget so often too.

Lauren said...

sweet sara, i love your heart. thanks for sharing this. this blessed me. i feel like our world is falling apart in areas too and i just think... God, can you give us relief here too? i feel like he's given us such relief with a healthy daughter - so i am so overwhelmingly grateful. but, there are still areas where i ache for him to fix it. thanks for sharing this. love you.

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