My children get older and I realize how little control I have over them, especially their hearts.
John Piper just tweeted the words of Hebrews 3:4 – “…the builder of all things is God.” Those words made a new impression on my heart just now. I memorized them more than two years ago but today, on Mother’s Day, those words reminded me of others in the Bible.
“The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” Proverbs 14:1
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain…” Psalm 127:1
and then this,
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Focusing on how little control I have can tempt me to fear. But God is at the foundation of everything. Focusing on the Builder, the Creator of all brings peace, especially to this mom’s heart.