Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. (John 14:1)
“I’m worried that Peyton might have some kind of learning disability,”my friend Kristen said as we walked up the hill. “I just had the midyear parent-teacher conference, and she hasn’t been progressing like her classmates.”
“What did her teacher say?”
“She said I should consider having Peyton tested. I just called to set up an appointment for later this week. They’ll be running tests on her—everything from vision tests to hyper- activity and dyslexia.” Kristen shook her head. “I know she’s a smart girl. I just wish everyone else saw the potential in her that I see.”
I put my hand on Kristen’s shoulder and asked if we could pray. We both bowed our heads. “Heavenly Father,” I prayed, “please give Peyton’s doctors and specialists wisdom about the issues she may be having. Give her confidence and help her excel in school. Father, we thank You for this precious little girl and ask that You bless her. Please give Kristen peace.” Although nei- ther one of us knew what the future held, we knew God did, and that He is in control.
He tells us, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomor- row will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matt. 6:34). God doesn’t want us to worry about our chil- dren. If they are having problems of any kind, He wants us to pray, trust Him with the results, and leave the situation in His hands.
He reminds us in Isaiah 26:3 that “You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.” No matter what you may be going through, God wants you to cast your cares on Him and believe with unwavering faith that He will take care of those needs.