I was mowing our backyard one day when my son Timmy emerged from the back door with his plastic lawnmower--the kind that blows bubbles. He was two at the time. Unfortunately, Timmy kept getting too close to my mower. I had no bag attached so he was in danger of being injured by flying debris. Several times I picked him up and gently moved him away. Each time I told him that I wanted him to be with me but that he needed to stay away from the "big mower." Timmy couldn’t understand. Eventually he burst into tears and ran into the house. I’m not sure which of us was more upset.

Parents do many things for the good of their children which do not appear good to the children. The same is true of the best Parent of all. I believe Proverbs 3:5 is one of the most important of all verses for us to obey: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Regardless of appearances, God always seeks our best interests.

In the following song, Babbie Mason and Eddie Carswell encourage us to "trust His heart."

All things work for our good

Though sometimes we can't see how they could

Struggles that break our hearts in two

Sometimes blind us to the truth

Our Father knows what's best for us

His ways are not our own

So when your pathway grows dim

And you just can't see Him

Remember you're never alone


God is too wise to be mistaken

God is too good to be unkind

So when you don't understand

When you don't see His plan

When you can't trace His hand


He sees the master plan

He holds our future in His hands

So don't live as those who have no hope

All our hope is found in Him

We see the present clearly

But He sees the first and the last

And like a tapestry

He's weaving you and me

To someday be just like Him


He alone is faithful and true

He alone know what is best for you

So when you don't understand

When you don't see His plan

When you can't trace His hand


--Words & music by Babbie Mason and Eddie Carswell


— Jamie Lash                     






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