The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are around you. Deuteronomy 33:27
It’s 10 in the morning. The kids are home again. The snow has pushed them outside of their routine, inside the house, and after only two hours they are bored. Cranky. Hungry. Frustrated. And everything in between.
And in desperate need of a break.
But, only one of these kids can actually express that. Can tell me he or she is bored. Cranky. Hungry. Frustrated. And everything in between.
Instead, this one simply grunts, kicks, screams, punches, and lays in a heap on the floor.
And both of us are in desperate need of a break. Some time apart before both of us explode.
“Hun, you have to use your words. If you are hungry, or need help you have to let me know so I can help you.”
Then this boy who needed a break from his boredom, his crankiness, his hunger, his frustrations, and everything in between…reaches out and gives me what we both needed-a hug!
One of those hugs that warms your very soul. The clinging-of-the-neck-I’m-not-letting-go-of-you kind of hug. The kind that says “I’ll always help you. Always have your back. Always love you. Always accept you.”
So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm. Isaiah 59:16
While I sat on the bedroom floor with my smallest child, holding on for dear life, I was reminded of this-God wants us to hold Him this dear as well.
When we wake up with a case of the crankies, He wants us to reach out to Him and hold Him tight.
When we need help, and can’t find the words, He wants us to call on Him.
When we are agitated, frustrated, and everything in between. When we want to lay on the floor and kick and scream. When all we really need is a hug. He wants to be the one we reach for. He wants us to hold tight to His promise that these trials, and these feelings will not last forever.
Hold on. Cling to Him. So we can be reminded in those everything in between moments that He will always help you. Always have your back. Always love you. Always accept you. Always keep you safe in His everlasting arms.