Where do we turn when the chaos of life seems unbearable? Observing my 18-month-old reveals a great deal about my own heart when trying to answer this question. When she is hurt, sick, uncomfortable or hungry, she doesn’t look to herself or any other physical thing for remedy or comfort. She immediately cries out for her mother or me to find peace that is otherwise lost. Do I have child-like faith that abandons hope in things and even people and runs straight to Jesus? Psalm 121 delivers this reminder:
“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber…The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.” (vs. 2, 3, 7)
If our help truly comes from the LORD, what have we to fear? As a child, tossed by their inadequacies and insufficiencies, seeks the loving arms of a parent, so we should embrace the loving arms of God in times of both joy and sorrow.
“So I lay down what I cannot hold in my hands
Every sorrow and hope spinning out of control
And here I find sweet resolution comes in letting go
We will find shelter here.” Sandra McCracken
June 16, 2015