This is like a really kind of hokey analogy, but there’s a Christmas movie that we watch every year called The Santa Claus. And in that, Tim Allen’s character is describing to his son how he gets into houses that don’t have chimneys and he says,”Well, one just sort of appears.” And I felt like the emotional maturity to be a father, it’s just sort of appearing for me. And I feel like God used that to teach me that whatever you’re worried about financially, time, career, I will make space. Because I love your daughter as much as you believe I love you. And so I’m not going to give her to you and then not make space for her to have what she deserves as well.

I would just encourage you to fight the temptation to then try to be the provider for yourself. I think in order for there to be space for God to come through, out of fear or otherwise, you might want to rush out and try to make the space yourself or go take a master class on parenting. Just in our own flesh we want to say like, “OK, this is the thing I’m afraid of.” And then I want to exert all of the effort that I can to do it on my own strength and He said:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways kacknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

And I think that that’s scary, but I would just encourage whoever is watching this to just rest and allow the space to develop and allow God to provide the wisdom and the tools as opposed to trying to snatch up all the wisdom you can.

#HopeOneDemand