While I carry my young ones through their days (often times literally), God's been providing strength and encouragement along the way. He's very merciful. Oftentimes, all I can do is offer up that "Yes" that we're all called to, and hope and believe that he's going to guide my way.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
I like to think of that passage as God's promise to me. He's not going to leave me when I am afraid or unsure of myself. He's bigger than anything that could come my way, and he's going before me so I don't need to be afraid. I'm human though, and I do get afraid. (I'm a work in progress!) But I move forward anyway! More often than not, in my head I'm literally throwing my fears into the wind and doing the next logical thing that is set before me. God keeps catching me and placing my feet firmly in front of me on solid ground. The unknown is often the scariest thing, wouldn't you agree? If we just do the next logical and morally correct thing...really...things fall into place.
That strength that God gives through friendship is tremendously helpful when I have these little eyes looking to me for guidance and leadership. That I don't always have the answers to things has me running to seek out more answers all the time! Thankfully, these sweet eyes of my children seem to love unconditionally. I find that honesty helps. "I don't know, but let's figure it out together."
Do I know how I'm going to get through A,B or C? No, but I know who I can trust for Strength.