This may shock you but some people don't embrace God and the Bible because they are under the assumption living for Jesus means following a lot of rules.
Some who refuse Jesus think He's going to stop them from having fun, stop them from really living.
That is a lie.
It is a lie from the pit of hell. Literally.
The reverse is true. Jesus came to give us abundant life and if we choose to Believe no matter what He will give us lives full of purpose, full of unknown, full of "coincidences" (NOT -- no such thing as a coincidence. Often they are divine appointments).
I know this so I should have known better.
Well, I did know better. I just wasn't paying attention.
We are working with him constantly. He rides one of our horses.
It's exhausting but it is what he needs to do (because he can do it and if he stops he is going to lose the stretch he has).
But his walking is still not good. I want him to use a walker at school just in case. For a 13 year old this is a horrible thought.
The last few days I've been overwhelmed with this situation.
Part of it is my past with losing our daughter Maggie two years ago. Part of it is already having one son in a wheelchair who needs total care. Part of it is me knowing if Pete embraces his need for movement he'll be okay and nothing will stop him in this life. But the biggest part of it is that I was worried, afraid for what was happening. I didn't consult God. I just let myself worry.
That's the anti-God behavior I was taking part in -- worrying. Worrying is so commonplace we don't realize how anti-God and anti-life it is. Worrying creates stress. Worrying can ruin a person's health (it was exhausting me). Worrying steals our peace and joy. That's why God hates worrying (and anything God has said no to is for this reason -- it takes from us, it makes us less than who He made us to be; and it comes between us and Him). That's why He says not to worry.
How is that even possible? It is possible. It is very possible. All things are possible in Christ Jesus. For if we trust in God no matter what, we know He will work things out and give us solutions or lead us in new ways. He always comes through.
So, I'm not going to worry any more about this. When a worrying thought pops into my mind I'll take that thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). It isn't God's will that we worry.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7