For your Maker is your husband-
the Lord Almighty is his name-
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth. Isaiah 54:5
Last week as you know, we had a 4th birthday in our house. She still had her pacifier (I can't believe I just confessed that on the internet!). When she turned two, Mike mentioned to me that we needed to get rid of it and I agreed because she was already twice as old as the older girls when they got rid of their "paci". So, we had her down to naps and bedtime with her paci UNTIL his accident and then she had her friend more than ever. She found such comfort in it, I couldn't take it from her. With her 4th birthday on it's way, I talked to her about how she was a little girl and not a baby and didn't need it anymore. She decided she would "give" it away to a baby we knew. She went to her closet, got a dress out to also give the little one along with her paci. The actual "giving" it away was easy...several nights have been easier than others...and that brings me to this blog post. Last night...NOT SO EASY! She cried and cried for her paci at bedtime. As I struggled to keep her in her bed and in her room as she cried, I kept praying and thinking to myself, "what if Mike were here, what would we be doing different than I am doing right now?" She finally managed to stay in her bed and after about 10 more minutes of crying she fell asleep. As I laid in my bed, listening to her cry and beg for her paci, my heart broke for her because I knew how she felt. It gave her such comfort and now it was gone. Like my husband did for me...husbands make us feel safe and secure.
As she was crying, I was crying out to God for comfort and strength to fall upon her like never before and for Him to bless her with the peace only He could offer. And, that's what He did...she fell asleep, and slept all night.
I have read the above scripture many times, but thought, "yeah right, how can my Maker be my husband?"...well, I can tell you last night I found out! I didn't need Mike here with me to calm her down and comfort her, ALL I needed WAS my Maker. I felt complete guidance and peace. I know if Mike would have been here, we would have been beside ourselves and had a much longer ordeal because we would have been trying to continue to "do it ourselves", but I didn't have a choice...I turned to God, prayed and He took care of it for me. I hate that my little one is without her friend in some ways and I hated to go through what we did last night, but on the other hand, I am so grateful for it because I realized Isaiah 54:5 is true.
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