Some days being a parent of a child with big emotions is like riding a roller coaster in the dark. You never know when the bottom is going to fall out from beneath you. This is how it feels when your child is in crisis.
More precisely, it’s like accidentally finding yourself on a roller coaster, in the dark, and you thought you were enjoying a nice, leisurely Sunday afternoon drive.
So many parents I love have kids in crisis right now. The bottom has dropped out from under them. The thrill-ride has taken a terrifying turn. Heart-breaking. Soul-sucking. Frustrating. Humbling. Exhausting.
Maybe that’s your story today. If it is, pull up a chair and listen-
Sometimes life simply stinks.
You are loved. Your child is loved.
This is not the end of the story.
I believe in a God who redeems and repairs. Someone is holding up your arms when you can’t hold them yourself(Exodus 17).
The Holy Spirit himself is praying for you when words fail:
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”- Roman 8:26
You are not alone.
“There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.” – Joni Eareckson Tada