Finding Peace in Stress Week 3
I know you are not supposed to worry, but sometimes with seven children I feel like I have seven times the worry. So what happens when I worry or worry about worrying? I try to stop myself! I tell myself not to worry because from past experiences, wisdom, and the forever growing faith I have with God, I know He will take care of me and my problems better then I can. Sometimes I still do a good bit of worrying before letting it go, forgetting that I need Jesus for ALL things in my life.
My sixth child, Hudson is ADHD and putting him on medicine to help him calm down and cope with school was a hard decision. I had him on medicine before and the side effects were awful. One of the medicines made his hair fall out and he became so thin that I took him off the medicine. I vowed to never put him back on ADHD medicine again.
Then again we found ourselves falling behind in school again and Hudson is only in 1st grade! I took him back to the doctor to see what I could do to help him. The doctor suggested another type of medicine and once we found the right dosage for him she assured me he would be fine and actually start thriving. I decided to give it a try. I worried about putting him back on medicine, but I did not want to hinder him from doing good in school either. Therefore I put him on the new medicine. Although calmer he was not himself and I slowly saw him physically become more frail, not eating, not playing, not smiling. I worried about keeping Hudson on the medicine and I worried about taking him off of it.
After talking to the Lord and asked Him to help me with my son. I asked the Holy Sprit to provide me with the answers to help Hudson that not even the doctors could. I needed God to handle this because worrying about it was not helping Hudson. Therefore, I gave the Lord this problem knowing with full confidence He would guide us through.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalms 119:105
When I was done talking to the Lord, praying and thanking Him I felt so much better. I was not worried anymore because I knew God was already on it! God took us in a whole new direction. I took him off the medicine and enrolled him in a private online school. Hudson has his teacher online and I oversee his work. He is doing so much better. It is a commitment for both Hudson and myself. But it has been a God send for him in more ways then one. He is happy, much healthier, thriving, and most of all feels good about himself.