Here I am again with another old post for you. It’s from a time, a few years ago, when things in my life were both stable and chaotic. I wrote this as a reminder to myself, and others, to take a deep breath and relax in the arms of Jesus when you feel smothered under the weight of your circumstances.
“He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
My one year old nephew has been sick for a few days. Thankfully, he seems to finally be on the mend. He has to be given a breathing treatment every four hours. Tonight, I went over to show my sister and family how to administer the treatment. I have to say, it is NOT pretty! It is a very simple process, but it was very difficult to hold him still and keep him still while the mask was attached to his face. Not fun! And who could blame him? He is being held in an uncomfortable position against his will for what seems like an eternity. I hated to do it, but I knew that is was in his best interest.
There have been times in my life when God has had to hold me still against my will. My most recent experience was when I was waiting to bring my adopted son home from Guatemala. There were days when I felt like I was suffocating under the mask of stress. I didn’t understand why in the world God wouldn’t allow me to have my baby. I was kicking and screaming under His grip. It just wasn’t time to move on from that position.
Can you relate? Is God holding you at a place in your life that is not comfortable? I feel your pain. The mask is blocking your view and you are tired. Can I offer some advice? Close your eyes and relax in His arms. It may seem like you’ve been where you are for an eternity, but try and remember that if He has you there, it is in your best interest!
Lord, help me to be patient and take comfort in knowing that You are holding me and will never leave me alone.