Wait and Trust Me

by | Mar 13, 2024 | Parenting, Trust, Waiting

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”

(Proverbs 3:5 ESV)

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him.”

(Psalm 37:4-6 ESV)

Words of wisdom from the Andy Griffith show: 

“When Buddy Epson told Andy, he should just let Opie ‘decide for himself’ how he wanted to live… Andy had these words of wisdom.

‘No, I’m afraid it don’t work that way. You can’t let a young’n decide for himself. He’ll grab at the first flashy thing with shiny ribbons on it. Then, when he finds out there’s a hook in it, it’s too late. Wrong ideas come packaged with so much glitter that it’s hard to convince ‘em that other things might be better in the long run. All a parent can do is say “wait” and “trust me” and try to keep temptation away.'”

Words of Wisdom from the Andy Griffith Show

Somehow… we have lost this basic truth.  Too many people are more worried about being their child’s friend than in being a parent. God is telling you today to wait and trust Me. I have everything under control. 

A parent needs to be a parent. Encourage your child to confide in you, but don’t try to be their best friend. You are no doing your child any favor by being a friend and not being their parent. Children need guidance and correction. Teach them how to be self-sufficient. One day, you will be gone, and they need to know how to navigate this world. Teach them about life but also teach them about God’s love. Teach them that God loves them.

Have a great day, everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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Wait and Trust Me