My son had his first eye appointment yesterday. He’s six. It was a long appointment and he did really well behaving. A few times during the visit he struggled with the directions of what to do. He would get frustrated and I would hear myself say. I know this is hard but you can do it. Take a deep breath and try again.
After about the third time I had said this I had a God moment. We struggle in life. We get frustrated, We don’t always understand the what’s and whys of life and what’s going on. It’s hard to sit still in life. Sometimes were in the middle of a really big deal. A death of a family member or friend, loss of a job or relationship, but sometimes It’s not as big as we make it to be. Regardless the circumstance God doesn’t want us to give up or give in. Frustration can easily lead to apathy and apathy depression. In these moments when things feel so hard I can hear Jesus saying to us, “I know this is hard but you can do it. Take a deep breath and try again.”
Now as a mom I knew the outcome of the visit. I knew my son was safe, nothing bad was going to happen to him. In life we don’t always have that assurance. In life we often feel like the world is falling apart all around us. How wonderful that we can know and trust that even in those moments God’s got us. It’s hard but he has us protected and safe. He knows its hard for us but its necessary to create who we are supposed to be in him. He knows we can do it with his help. He’s not only cheering us on but helping us along the way.
I have three children and I love them all deeply but theirs something about a mom and a son. That kid clings to me like the other two girls didn’t. He needed me in the room. Folks we need Jesus in the room with us when we are facing our trials. I’m not saying he’s not already there but you need to know that he’s there. Watching, helping, guiding and protecting you. That assurance comes from a close relationship with Him. I encourage you to pray and read your Bible everyday so that you can cultivate that kind of relationship.
My friend if today is a hard day I want to pray for you. Pray that you persevere that you hear Him lovingly encourage you to keep going. Good days are ahead because He has a good plan for your life. You can make it through the hard moments. If I can pray for you today please leave a comment.