Marian Rosado, Psy.D
Part 2 of 3 - Three things I've Learned From My Daughters' Illness and the Prayers That Sustained Me
Updated: Oct 22, 2019
When we learn to keep our eyes fixed on eternity, we start noticing the little miracles taking place amid the situation, and our fears turn to trust in Jesus.
When an illness or it's poor prognosis is affecting the health of our little ones, it is reasonable to want to grab hold of any control we could get our hands-on. I learned with my firstborn that no matter how much I knew about her condition - I still could not change it. I had all the will in the world and desire to change my situation; but, in reality, all I needed was faith.
Trusting in God was my only hope for my firstborn and with her sister. It's good to stay informed and search for solutions, but it's just as important to include God in the matter first. I often went to God when I did not know what else to do; which meant I was exhausted looking for solutions. It wasn't until I started to going to God first, that I truly began to feel His peace, guidance, and comfort.
I genuinely believe that as we embrace the journey with God at the center of it all, we learn to shift the perspective of our situation. When we learn to keep our eyes fixed on eternity, we start noticing the little miracles taking place amid the situation, and our fears turn to trust in Jesus. Ultimately, we are modeling for our children how and when to trust God. It also provides you and your child with newfound hope.
Lord God, I don't understand. I can't see how things will end. It is scary passing the baton of control to you; so much so, that I sometimes take it back when I think I've wholeheartedly surrendered. Forgive me, Jesus, I know you are bigger than this problem. Help me, Lord, to trust and walk in faith. Help me to model this for my child. Allow me to see beyond this diagnosis. Help me believe and submit to your will. Amen. Read Part 3 of 3: It's ok to ask for help
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