The Baby Is So Tiny! How Hard Can It Be?
Every new parent has a moment when they look down at that small, helpless child and realize that this child’s health and wellbeing will be a greater responsibility than ever imagined. New moms and dads may agree that this child is a tremendous blessing, but that doesn’t always keep the nerves at bay. Parenting is hard work!
From the very beginning we make decisions that will shape the lives of our children. Some decisions are made far before the child is even born. For some of us, it is the first time in our lives that our decisions now affect the life of someone else. When we spend money, it affects our children. When we eat, it affects our children. When we demonstrate our habits of laziness or our ability to persevere, it affects our children.
The day we brought out son home from the hospital, my husband slowly pulled away from the hospital. He gripped the steering wheel with white knuckles and eased into the road. When we finally made it to the highway, I asked him what was wrong. He told me that he was as nervous with this newborn baby in the car as he was when he drove for the first time. It didn’t hit him until that car ride that this baby’s life was dependent on his decisions.
Overwhelmed yet? Feel defeated or nervous that will be never be enough to raise wonderful children? Fortunately, none of us do it alone. God guides us through our daily decisions and helps us raise these precious babies. We say that our children are gifts from God, but they are really just on loan for a while. God is ALWAYS in control of what happens in that child’s life.
God wants us to pray when things get tough. He wants us to ask Him for help. Instead of getting nervous or worrying over our decisions, He instructs us to prayerfully consider our decisions. He even sent us the Bible as a guidebook! If we spend some time reading it each day, He will speak to us through our readings.
As new parents, we often feel uncertain an uneasy around our new babies. They look helpless and so tiny. It is daunting to realize that we have to meet their every need. Ask God for help! Use Him to guide you through. He wants us to sit back and enjoy this journey!
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