Recently my 4-year-old son fell out of bed a fractured his collar-bone. The sound of him hitting the floor from his twin bed was thunderous – it shook the entire house. We ran into his room to find him climbing back into his bed and upon examination we could not see any signs of injury. The next day however was a different story. He was clearly in pain. So off we went to the ER.
I was somewhat amazed at how my little boy clung to me, never letting me out of sight. He wanted me to sit on the bed with him and hold him. He wanted me to carry him and when the time finally came to get his x-rays he wanted me to go in with him. My boy was terrified and I can only hope that my presence there offered him a little comfort because he knew that I was close by.
I believe that the Lord shows us this picture of trust so that we don’t exist in this life filled with fear. The Lord teaches us that He will ALWAYS be right there with us through the most difficult trials and our happiest moments. The Lord truly wants us to be content; the kind of contentment that ONLY comes from knowing Him, trusting that He will always meet our needs and that He always has our best interest at heart. This truth has the power to expel fear and allow us to say with assurance “the Lord is my helper”.
Joshua didn’t want to be at the hospital and certainly didn’t want an X-Ray but he found out that it was for his own good. He also found out that just like with our Lord, I had every intention of holding on tightly to him with no plans of letting him go – unless he wanted his mommy of course. 🙂
Lord, Help us to truly realize Your Supreme love for us, Your desire to comfort us and Your power to cast out the fear that trips us up. Thank you for loving us with a perfect love. Amen.