Here is a sneak peek of the photo shoot we had last Sunday afternoon.
I’m probably over thinking things a little, but I think this picture accurately displays the pressure any parent feels from the overwhelming responsibility associated with raising a family.
The only thing missing from this picture is some kind of spiritual symbol.
My family may be leaning on me, but I do not carry the full weight of the responsibility of leading this family into a healthy future.
I’m leaning on something too. I’m leaning on God’s ultimate authority in my life. I don’t make any decisions for this family separate from what I believe God would want me to do.
Any time I feel overwhelmed by my responsibilities I remind myself that I am not in this alone; I am so thankful for this truth.
I’m reminded of a passage in Proverbs that we studied in my Men’s Sunday School class a few weeks ago.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
I love the promise which comes along with this verse. I want my family on the straightest path possible.
If I can remember to trust in God, and avoid leaning on my own knowledge I am promised straighter paths.