“I wouldn’t mind tasting squirrel,” my eighteen-year old son announced. We were at dinner with our neighbors and discussing the foods, some of them unusual, eaten in countries globally and regionally.
Not only did I think “yuck, not me,” but I marveled how far my boy had come. He sat across the table from me tucking into spicy chorizo sausage and a bowl of beans as we shared a meal typical for the area of Colombia our friends came from.
This was the child I thought would never graduate beyond chicken nuggets.
It may seem unfair to have such little faith in your child and your own parenting skills, but no doubt you’ve experienced the same.
And, if you’re in the thick of it right now, take heart. Your child will not always be a picky eater.
Keep inviting your child to open his or her mouth to taste, and discover different foods are good.
We can apply this lesson to ourselves and trusting God, whatever our circumstances.
We need to continually open our eyes and see that trusting God is good, even if we’ve had faith in him for a long time. God has got your back—I wrote about David’s experience a while ago—even when things don’t go as planned.
I began to learn this truth daily some time ago.
We were in the throws of moving house. However, it was more complicated than transferring our belongings from one home to another. We were going to have a mobile lifestyle for the next few months.
The movers took our furniture into storage. It took me a while to decide what I needed as a nomad, and what I should discard.
It’s hard condensing your life into two suitcases.
We moved into our temporary accommodation—an Airbnb—only to find it uncomfortable and awkward. Things were not going as planned. I shed a few tears that night. Eventually we found somewhere else to stay. I could say we figured it out, but I believe God was watching out for us.
I muttered to my husband and myself over those few days: “we must be crazy and look ridiculous,” but I learned nothing is absurd with God.
Throughout the upheaval, I needed to get up each morning and remember to taste and see, and take refuge in God. God is good, and he’s still got my back.
Do you know God’s goodness in your own uncertainty?