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My baby girl is sick and I’m learning to depend on God.

May 16, 2011

If you’re a Mom or a Dad, you know what it feels like when one of your children is sick, it hurts you, and you wish you could fix it.

One thing I noticed especially this time (as Talitha was throwing up every 15 minutes last night) is that my children need me & my wife, Keely. They are dependent upon us to love them, provide for them, and clean up their sickness (among other things).

And one of the great ironies of life that I’m finding tonight, as I sit by my sleeping baby girl, is that we strive our whole lives to become independent of not only our parents, but independent of everyone else around us ONLY to one day find ourselves at the mercy of and in complete dependence on God.

I’m learning more and more that we are more dependent on God (our Father) than we realize. And as we strive to help fix the pains and provide for the needs of our own children, there’s one great BIG difference between us as parents and God as our Father…he is powerful and we are weak.

So it is my prayer for you, as you read this that you will recognize, along with me, our need for God. We are created with real needs that can only be met in God. We need to learn to depend on God for everything rather than striving to build our own wealth and autonomy. Only God can truly heal our deepest pain. Only he can truly provide for our deepest need. Only he can truly clean up our dirtiest messes.

In fact, he did it through the life, death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:21

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

This little girl may be striving for independence, but her daddy is learning to depend on God.

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  1. Jeff beselt permalink
    May 17, 2011 2:08 am

    Thanks for the reminder Mark. When it comes down to it, we are all children, God’s kids, sickness and all.

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