I will never forget the morning my husband and I took our children to the playground. It was early in the morning and the weather was beautiful so we decided to take them out so they can get some fresh air. At the playground I saw my son who is two years old on top of the slide and was afraid to slide down. He was frozen at the top and unwilling to slide down afraid he would slide completely off the slide. I walked over to comfort him and let him know that Mommy was right there to help him. And as soon as he saw me at the bottom of the slide he immediately slid down with a huge smile on his face; one that I will never forget.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
There have been times that I take my fears or situations and hold on to them. I have myself foolishly thinking that I am capable of solving them on my own. My flesh wants to keep them for myself and my pride tells me I am able to fix that on my own doing.
After some time passes, I come to realize that I am holding on to the wrong thing. Instead of holding on to my fears or situations that I am unable to fix I should be holding on to God’s Word and letting go of the things that I am carrying in my own doing.
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand; and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
Just as my son saw my face and all of his fears and doubts were washed away because he trusted that Mommy was there for him; Is the exact same way Jesus is there for us. He wants to be there to comfort us and allow us to experience His lightness that He so freely offers to whosoever calls on Him.
Our pride wants to keep it in and our flesh tells us we are able to handle things on our own. But we are sadly mistaken. We are incapable of doing life on our own and we should be trusting the Lord our God with ALL things. Not just the select things we hand over to Him.
~ Amanda Green