YOU NEVER KNOW

by Tammy Phillips
May 16, 2021

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. (Psalm 56:3-4 NKJV)

You never know if you will marry.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know if you will become a parent.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know if you will be a good parent.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know the exact moment that your child will make its entrance.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know when your child will take its first steps.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know when your child will say its first words.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know how your child will do in school.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know if your child will graduate from high school.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know what your child will become.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know if your child will graduate from college, go to trade school, or the ministry.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know when your child will truly fly from the nest.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know who your child will fall in love with or not.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know when or who your child may marry.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know when you will be sitting quietly by your child or spouse and the next day, they make their exit.
                        Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
You never know but God does.  He knows you.  He knows your child.  Our stories are written in His book.  

You have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. 5 You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! … 13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! (Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 NLT)

 I enCOURAGE you.  Whenever you are afraid, trust in Him.  You never know but God does.  As your child leaves the nest and begin a new life, I encourage you further with the words of David.  Repeat after him.  “In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?”  Put your praise on and take comfort in knowing that although you never know, God knows.

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