The Blessing of Progress
She was falling apart. The craft supplies she had left in the car, and then brought into the house (I saw her bring them in), were missing. She cried, screamed, demanded that we all help her look for them. We looked in all the obvious and many not-so-obvious places. No one saw them.
At her request, I went back outside to the car with her to look again. While there, I asked if she had prayed. I barely got the words out of my mouth when she said, “Please, God. I need help!”
We went back inside, and she continued to rant, although she was a bit calmer. The rest of us went about our business, and she continued to look.
Within a few minutes, she came into my room, sniffling. “I felt like God was telling me to look in my closet again. I did, and there they were, on the floor.”
I guided her through apologies for her behavior in the heat of the emotions, and she was sincerely repentant. She went about organizing her craft supplies, which was her original intention, and I rejoiced, thanking God for the progress I had seen in the incident:
- The meltdown wasn’t as bad as before we began seeking help and receiving therapy.
- It didn’t last as long as in the past.
- Most importantly: She prayed, God answered, and she recognized His answer.
Just like in our lives, our children’s faith grows as they pray about “little” things and God answers, building their faith to believe Him in the bigger things. This is major progress and a reason to rejoice.
I have shared more stories of God’s work in my family and our homeschool recently here:
- A Special Needs Journey Through the Bible at HEDUA
- Gerbils, Kittens, and the Bible at Comfort in the Midst of Chaos
For more from the Be Fully Persuaded series, including testimonies of God’s love and faithfulness to my family in times past, click the graphic below:
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