My seven-year-old climbed a tree to retrieve a ball that was stuck in its branches. After he successfully shook the ball down, he discovered he had gone higher and farther out than he realized. Filled with fear, he looked down at his dad standing on the ground and called out, “Will you guide me down?!” My husband called back with the love of a father, “Yes! I’ll tell you exactly what to do!” Step by step, he instructed our son where to place his hand, then his foot, and how to hang from a certain branch to drop safely to the ground.
The scene played out before me like a real-life enactment of Psalm 32:8. It was such a beautiful picture of the way the Lord’s eyes are always upon His children, and how He guides them at every step, telling them just what to do to go safely in the direction of His leading.
In that moment, nothing could take my husband’s eyes off our son. And you know what, Mama? Nothing can take God’s eyes off your children either. At every step, every reach, He is guiding and directing your little ones. When they cry out to Him for help, He will counsel them. When they don’t know what to do, He will be there. He is always standing ready, carefully watching them with greater love than we could ever comprehend.
In those long days and hard nights of parenting, He is there to guide you, too. He will instruct you and teach you in the way you should raise these precious souls in front of you. He will counsel you when you need wisdom and advice with His loving eyes upon you.
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