For when I was desperate, overwhelmed, and about to give up, you were the only one there to help. You gave me a way of escape from the hidden traps of my enemies. Psalm 142:3 Passion Translation
I recently had a conversation with my daughter, Shannon about her dog, Sassy (yes this is her in the picture). Poor SassyFrass is extremely fearful of thunder and lightening. Shannon usually puts a blanket in the closet where she shelters till the storm is over, but this particular closet seems to amplify the sounds. Sassy will jump up behind her and Shannon just leans back against her to apply pressure and assurance of her presence. It takes awhile, but soon she stops shaking and relaxes into sleep.
When I am desperate, overwhelmed, and about to give up…..is that you? Do the words that David penned centuries ago, seem to echo the cry in your heart? Perhaps it’s time to lean into the Father and allow the pressure of His presence to change your fear to peace and joy.
In our effort to squelch fears and anxious thoughts, we try to stay busy and distracted. But what if this is an invitation to come sit in the Fathers lap. There’s just nothing that can describe the feeling of security and comfort that brings. To teach our children the Word of God and the plans He has to give them a future and a hope.
If you can relate to this in any way, listen to the call to come away. Don’t get warped by the world views or statistics. Allow God to shape your reality into how He sees things. Come up higher where the air is clear. Run and jump up behind the Fathers back so that He can lean into you and assure you He is right where you need Him to be, keeping you safe and secure and waiting to show Himself strong on your behalf.
I speak peace to your storm! I speak peace to your circumstance! That you would get a divine revelation of the God you serve and that He is well able to keep you in the situation you face. There is nothing too hard for Him and not one thing that surprises Him. He knows what you have need of even before you do. Find Him today and snuggle up until you stop shaking and fall asleep in His presence.