Thank God I Am Not In Control!

Comeshia Williams

March 3, 2017

Thank God I’m Not In Control!

Comeshia Williams

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8  

My oldest son is 16 and is now driving.  While he has experienced driving with my husband or me in the vehicle with him, he has limited experience driving alone.  Today I allowed him to drive my youngest to the library without me.  I don’t know about you, but while I know he has to have the experience, I was scared out of my mind.  Not because of him, he is a great driver, but the fear of not being next to him in the car to guide him.  So, to ease my mind I decided to trail them.  Yes, I must admit, I followed them to the library.  I needed to know that they arrived safely, and I wanted them to know that I was near.

I learned two big lessons from that experience.  First, I am limited in my ability to be by my children’s side every moment of the day to protect them,   Thank God he is not!  He is our father and is omnipotent and omnipresent.  No matter where we go or what we do, my God is near to lead and guide us.  There is no place any of us can be that God is not also there.  As a believer it is comforting to know that God is always with us.  

I also learned that as a parent I have to put less trust in my ability to watch over my children and more trust in God.  Proverbs 3:5 resonated in my soul.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight.”  Today I tried to lean on my own understanding.  

Thank God for opening my eyes and heart to know that I cannot be for my children what he can.  

I must trust Him and teach my children to trust Him.  So instead of trailing them everywhere, I will continue to pray over and for them.  I will continue to study the word of God with them and let them know that only God will be there for them every single day of their lives.  He is just a prayer away.  They must continue to read and study his word so that they live and breathe His will.

For a minute I actually thought I was in control and had the power to do things only my God can do.  Thank God I am not in control.  Thank God he is!!!


“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8  

“For His eyes are upon the way of a man, and He sees all his steps.” Job 34:21


God is omnipotent, he is omniscient, and he is ever present.


Read, “Biblical Parenting” by Paul & Linda Bucknell


How have you had to trust God while raising your children?

error: Content is protected !!