How often have we as parents of eczema children feel helpless? I remembered when taking care of my daughter Marcie was very difficult – days when I couldn’t leave her alone without restricting her hands in some manner to prevent scratching, nights when the whole cleaning, refreshing, changing pajamas, moisturizing routine had to be restarted at 3am. After half a year of trying days and nights, one night I was bawling and asking God – Help Me! Within a month from the bawling incident, Marcie visited a specialist at the National University Hospital’s children clinic and subsequently her eczema was very much in control.
Honestly, I do not know how my faith would have turned out if Marcie did not get better. I certainly do not take the credit for her improved eczema. Many of you reading this are not any less vigilant of skincare for our children than I am. I look back and say Thank You to God that Marcie’s skin improved markedly after an oral steroid course, for I know that not all children get better after oral medication. I’m reminded that Jesus loves His children, especially the little ones. I pray that your child’s eczema will get better, and that you have Somebody to love you while you love your child.
Matthew 19:14: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Dear God, please help my child; relieve him of the itch, the pain, the distress, the cries for help. Please help me; help me to keep a strong body, mind and heart and love me, so that my love can pour out to my child and my family, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Jesus loves His children, and that’s you and your child.