Commit, Don't Fret

One day as I was “fretting” about one of our children, this text hanging on the wall caught my eye. It was the encouragement I needed from the Lord. I thought to myself that I could read it like this: “Commit thy child unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring His purposes for your child to pass. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself.”
Notice the steps: commit, trust, rest, wait, and fret not. If we commit our way — or our child’s way — unto the Lord, then the next step is to trust Him. When we’ve done those two things, then we can rest and wait. After we’ve got the first four down, then it’s much easier to keep the fretting toned down.
Sometimes it is easy to fret as we wait on the Lord to do His work in our child’s heart. Let us remember to wait patiently for Him. Yes, when we fret, we fret against the Lord. Today, let’s commit our children into His tender loving care. Trust, rest, wait and, above all, fret not.