“All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.”
One of my worst habits as a mom has been trying to make sure my kids are okay all the time. There’s nothing wrong with me wanting my children to be live peaceful and safe lives – I think most parents feel that way. In the past, though, I have taken that desire as a call to fix every problem and comfort every hurt my kids go through. But when I think back on my own life, I see that those hard times were great opportunities for me to learn more about God. So if I always jump in to “save the day”, I’m actually holding my kids back from a chance to grow closer to their Heavenly Father.