Janice Boekhoff

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 26:3-4

Do you ever have those moments where time seems to fast forward? Where you’re looking into the eyes of your five year-old and instead of her humming the tune to itsy bitsy spider, suddenly you see her with a pink colored braid, humming the tune to a Lady Gaga song and asking to borrow the car.

I’ll be honest, those moments freak me out.

I’ve spent a lot of time wishing life would take us to the next stage—happy to be done with baby food, ecstatic to be out of diapers, grateful when they can put on their own shoes. But the speed at which it all flies by scares me. Although, I intend to enjoy all the stages of their lives—praise the Lord, I’m not to the teen years yet (I’m praying for those of you who are)—I sometimes get scared about their future. When the fear sneaks up on me, I remember to rest in the fact that God is eternal. My kids, whether they are 5, 15 or 25, can put their confidence in the same God as me.

Dear Father, thank you for your steadfast ways. Our security and our hope come from you, not our feeble attempts to manage our own lives. Remind us that you are changing us to become more like you, not the other way around. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

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