I looked down at the game and it just came to me, inspiration from the Holy Spirit no doubt. I began to speak something like this:
"Well boys, do you see this game? The pieces, the moving spaces....? Well this is kind of like us when we're gong through life. We're doing our best, but it doesn't always happen the way that we'd like it to happen."
I continued, "Do you see this envelope? Inside this envelope is information that we don't know yet, but God knows. This envelope is like God. It carries information that we won't know until later on. We do our best in life and not worry because God has all the answers that we don't. "
I thought this was a great illustration and I felt like God was speaking to Kim and I through it. We're going through times in life that seem bleak and make us feel helpless, etc... but God has all the answers, and if we could learn to just put our trust in Him, stand on His Word and know that God is ultimately in control and wants the best for you then you could learn a peace that surpasses all understanding (by of which I will write on this topic soon).
May Father God bless you in the name of His Son, Jesus. Amen.