As the school year wraps, we find ourselves thinking about what’s next…
What will the summer look like? What new or challenging things are in store for my daughter next year? Will she continue to be surrounded by good friends? How is she growing up so fast? Oh… my goodness… will she start dating soon?
As the unknowns pile up, we often find ourselves grasping for control. I love this quote from Lysa TerKeurst.
Whether we are excited, anxious or terrified about the growth of our girls, we have to remember that God has an amazing plan for their lives.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
I was given great advice last week – and I want to share it with you. When you’re wrestling with any matter, imagine you’re having the conversation with a friend. If you heard your story from their mouth, what advice would you share?
- Turn to the Lord
- Pray, pray, pray
- Practice patience
I know! It is so much easier to give this advice than to take it!
To best equip our girls (and restore our sanity), we have to take our questions, concerns and celebrations to God. Pray for your girls each and every day and see how God shows up in your lives.
Need an outline? We’ve compiled a list of resources to help pray for your daughter on our Pinterest page.