The day has arrived. A day we have talked about for so long. A day my oldest has dreamt about for what seems like forever. Today, Zach will get dropped off at Appalachian State; the college he has wanted to attend since he was a kid.
God has been so good. He has surrounded me with friends who have gone down this path before me; who have encouraged me to trust God as He allows Zach to write story. He has given me precious friends who are going through this stage at the same time we are. The most powerful thing He has given me is His word that has strengthen and empowered me to trust as we physically turn over our care of our son to the One who has always cared for him.
One of the verses that I have prayed for my son often over this past year is Jeremiah 31: 16 “Thus says the Lord: restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, and your children shall return from the enemy’s land and there is hope for your future. “
What can we expect for our children? We can expect that the God has a hopeful future for them and we can trust and believe that He will bring that future to pass.
Do you have a child who is heading to college this year or one who is facing a new or challenging situation? I would love to pray for your child today as I pray for my own. If you will post a comment below, I will pray for each one of your children over this weekend. Just click on comments below or if you receive this by e-mail, pop over to my website at www.LynnCowell.com and leave a comment.