Last week I had a small eye opening experience.
My daughter has new flip flops, the kind with the thing that goes between the big and second toes.
Well, my wife and I have told her not to choose them for going on long walks until she breaks them in. Last week, she didn’t listen and with my wife, when on a long walk. The skin between her toes got rubbed and the first layer was peeled off.
To keep from getting infected, it had to be cleaned. As you’d probably guess, she wasn’t to thrilled at what came next. Soap and hydrogen peroxide on open sores is never please. Lots of screaming followed.
Part way through this, I gave her my hand and told her to squeeze it as hard as possible while my wife did the treatment. Like a way to take her mind off what was happening but also to put the pain somewhere else.
As we were going through this, it hit me that this is what God wants us to do.
1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
When I go through hard times, I have to admin that I usually don’t turn immediately to God. I look at the circumstance and try to figure it out on my own. How many others do this too? We try go get through life on our own, in our own way.
As Christians, we are not alone. We have a Heavenly Father who cares for us!
Isaiah 53:4a Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
The creator God didn’t create and let creation endure on its own. God didn’t sit back after creating just to watch what was going to happen in a passive way. No, he is actively involved and what’s to be in each of our lives.
No matter what you are going through. No matter what you have done. Turn to God, turn to him right now, allow him to carry the burdens that are weighing you down. Allow him to lift you up.