Saturday, July 14, 2012

Permission Granted

Nothing resembles more of our Father God's Heart, than a mother's. Oh, how we can ache and grieve for our children. 

Did you ever get to the point where you give God permission to allow anything in your adult child's life, if that is what is going to get them turned around?

I have. Permission granted, LORD.

That is a desperate place to be.

I close my eyes, as if an impact were coming, just like I did when I was a child riding my two-wheeler and heading straight for the telephone poll. BAM!

I'm waiting for the BAM! 

I know that God has my child's best interest at Heart. He loves our children even more deeply and Truthfully than we possibly could.  And He causes all things to work together for good for those who love Him. I love Him, so I know that whatever the BAM may be, God will cause it to work for good.

While waiting for the impact, I pray. 

Hard.

I don't want there to have to be an impact. I would love it to be a painless and effortless turn-around. One that is embraced. 

But...

...Permission is granted. Can anyone relate?

Because of Him and Unto Him,




24 comments:

Betty said...

Relating, relating, relating my friend. With tears streaming down our faces we stand at the Nile and cast them into the river not knowing what will happen. Only knowing, as you said, He loves them deeper then us. We would use the power of our love to protect them from pain...God's love is so deep it will allow pain in their life to bring them to the end of themselves. We love like God when we let go...yes, I can relate...praying my courageous wise hearted sister, praying God give you trusting peace.

Pam said...

I relate from the standpoint of praying so long and hard for someone to know the Lord...and still not knowing if they really do. Seeing them live sadly so entrenched in the world's idea of success and not understanding laying up true treasure. The Lord just keeps impressing me...pray and declare MY Word over them. Pray the scriptures. That is breathing the Holy Spirit's will into them. And trusting that His word is accomplishing something we don't see, more than we can know. I encourage you in that today, Diane.

Ann Cocktale said...

Thank you for expressing a mother's hardest job -turning her children over to God. I pray the impact will be cushioned by you love and prayers and I know He will honor those prayers. I watched a mother pray for over fifty years! When the answer came it was something only God could claim glory for and looking back we saw miracles in the waiting.

Floyd said...

Oh man. What a heart wrenching place to be... But that is the heart of true love. Selfish love hangs on, trying to protect our children from the reality of this fallen world, to save themselves from the pain.

I've been through a few of these and have three daughters, none of them married. I pray mostly without ceasing. I'm praying for your son...

Anonymous said...

((((With you))))

Veronica Shticks said...

(((With you)))
I didn't mean to be anonymous in the above comment.

Diane Ronzino said...

Betty, thank you for your compassionate words that comes from one who has been there.I sure hope I don't have to wait 50 years! Cause I don't have that many left! LOL...

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you, Pam, for your encouraging instructions. I know The Word never returns void. Hallelujah for that!

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you for your prayer's Betty, I appreciate you!

Diane Ronzino said...

Ann, as I said to Betty, I sure hope I don't have to wait 50 years...I appreciate your kind words. I love what you said about the impact being cushioned by my love and prayers. I'm going to hold on to that! Thank you!

Diane Ronzino said...

I know what you mean, Floyd, about praying without ceasing. And thank you for praying for my son.

Truly....thank you.

Diane Ronzino said...

Veronica, I know you are (((with me))) and I appreciate that so much!

Musings by Robert said...

The story is not over yet, so there is always hope. Our children were not always the saints that I wanted them to be! Now they are living for the Lord with children of their own, who are expressing worldly desires. It is difficult, but we must place them all on the alter of God's grace.

Diane Ronzino said...

Welcome, Robert!

I'm so blessed that you would come visit an encouraging word! Thank you. I hope something you read here will be a blessing to your life.

And thank you for your encouragement! Yes, on the altar of God's grace and mercy, where I most definitely am as well.

Hallelujah!

LOLITA said...

I can relate, D. so much, not only for my youngest but with someone else.

Knowing Christ as an Adult, I longed for the redeemed days of childhood and youth being a Christian.

Therefore, I would have preferred for my loved ones to be redeemed earlier on..... so that they will experience more of Him and with less hurts.

But not all things we wish for come our way smoothly.

So we just go down on our knees.

Diane Ronzino said...

Yes, Amen to the going down on our knees, Lolita.

Pamela said...

I haven't experienced it myself, but I have heard my mother-in-law pray for God to reach her daughters at any cost. She died before one of them embraced God's salvation, but her prayers were poured out after her death and answered.

I'll be praying for your child.

Diane Ronzino said...

Welcome Pamela! I'm so blessed you stopped by. Do you mind if I ask how you found me?

Thank you for telling me about your mother-in-law. That is so encouraging. And thank you for your prayers. God bless you! And I hope you will come back again.

joy said...

I can really relate concerning my children. I already put thiel lives into the hands of God and trusting that " If I believe, me and my household will be saved. I just have to pray and wait for God's perfect time. You are not alone sister Diane.

Jennifer Dougan said...

Such a scary, humbling prayer, isn't it? I realize then that I have to offer God permission for the same things in my own life too. Aiye.

Thankful he is a tender, hugely loving Abba Daddy whose heart is for us,
Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

donnascuderi77 said...

Oh, the fervency of a mother's heart...and the revelation when her child discovers it.

Diane Ronzino said...

Oh, Joy, I wish you could not relate, but since you can, that binds our hearts a little tighter. Only a mother can understand the pangs. But, yes, we stand on THE WORD - all God's Promises. Hallelujah!

Diane Ronzino said...

Oh, yes, Jennifer! So grateful for my understanding Abba! He knows better, loves deeper, and He can wrought miracles! Hallelujah!

Diane Ronzino said...

Donna! What a wonderful surprise! Welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

Your words flow from your wise heart and are written as only a writer can. Thank you!

The Word instilled in my children's hearts through your classes will not return void! I am forever grateful for the season you were their teacher.