Praise the Lord; praise God our savior!
For each day He carries us in His arms.
– Psalm 68:19 NLT
Have you ever been at a theme park and seen a little toddler tug at his dad’s shorts with pleading eyes, wanting to be rescued from his exhaustion? In the aftermath of a full day of sugar and excitement, the father swoops him up and places him on his broad shoulders. Tiredness is swallowed up in that feeling of rest & relief and the kid is on top of the world and full of life again!
Regardless of our relationship with our own dad, the crazy truth is that we all children of God. We have a heavenly Father, who does not hesitate to lift us up when we are weary or troubled, and whose arms are bigger then Arnold Schwarzenegger- strong enough to carry our burdens.
Sometimes we may feel like we have to take care of everything ourselves. The media is brilliant at promoting self-made and self-sufficient individuals, unblemished and devoid of weaknesses. Deep down we probably know this is just a masquerade, but it doesn’t stop us putting huge pressures on ourselves to hide our weaknesses from public view.
Thanks to the grace of God, we don’t have to live like this. Our Father loves us and is always ready to embrace us in all our weaknesses and strengths. In 2 Corinthians 12 (NLT), God said to the apostle Paul, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” What a relief! Just to know that when we are weak, we are actually strong in Christ our Saviour.
What weaknesses are you holding onto yourself? Decide today to allow God to breathe life and strength back into your situation and enjoy the view from his broad shoulders!