Tuesday, January 18, 2011
"I have this..."
On Saturday, Faith's friend was celebrating her birthday at the skate rink. When Faith put her skates on for the first time she was shaky and insecure. She begged us to hold on to her. As she became more comfortable, she turned around and yelled at me..."Mom, I can do it! Let go!" So, I let go but stayed very close...every couple of feet she became wobbly, but I caught her, again, and again...every couple of feet I would catch her...this went on for about 30 minutes. Each time I would catch her she would say, "Mom, I have this!"
After this happened a few times I began to think how often I take situations into my own hands. "God, I've this..." And right about that time I begin to wipe out, but the loving hands of Jesus Christ are right there to catch me...saying, "No, I have you."
Too often I feel I can do things on my own. Or, better yet, when things are going so well I think I can take control. It is about at those times that I almost always stumble and God is right there to grab my arms and keep me up.
Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
when we are weary.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.