Being Held???

Posted: January 26, 2017 in World On The Edge


There are so many striving, good people in our world – – people striving to do ‘the right thing’ for everyone they love. This is particularly true of parents who hear the calls of their children every waking hour.

Those calls remind them of the heavy responsibilities of parenting. And look around–today, it is truer than ever that “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” The influence of parenting can never be overstated.

But those rocking the cradles become tired, and even distraught. They are in need of attention as much as their children.

Sometimes that need can be assuaged only with an embrace, by feeling the arms of someone trusted around them, and by knowing that the trusted person is listening, is commiserating with their troubles.

Other times, getting away from the situation for even a short length of time to take a physical breath helps to focus again. And then, there is the most necessary–the spiritual breath. Prayer.

In prayer, we not only ask, but are quiet enough to listen. To be held God’s arms in prayer returns us to the wonderful role of being a beloved child ourselves.

Take the time to be held by God, in the same way as you hold your children. Allow Him to do for you, as you do for them. Allow God to love you as if you were the only person in the world.

Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. –Psalm 55:22

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