My daughter’s car accident her senior year.
The mono she dealt with just weeks before.
My son’s eye injury.
The death of my father.
Then of my mother.
Finding my friend unconscious, who days later died of a brain aneurysm.
The phone call from my daughter who was in the midst of a real-life nightmare an hour and a half away.
Each of these took me to my knees.
I pause to reflect on each one, and the feelings of helplessness come rushing right back. If I stay on one too long, my body clenches and the shivers begin.
These were beyond what I could handle. They were beyond what I ever expected.
I cried out in ways that were unfamiliar to me. After all, someone who’s independent, head-strong, and self-reliant is used to handling things on her own. Me, ask for help? No way.
But on my knees, that’s the only thing I could do.
“God, I can’t do this!!”
“I’m not strong enough for this!!”
“I need you!!”
Three small, impactful words that transformed my heart, and broke my self-reliance. I needed God, no doubt about it, and He was right there just waiting for me to call out.
I could have never walked through any of these experiences on my own. I wouldn’t have made it. God showed up in ways I couldn’t have predicted…
Healing my daughter. Only a couple scars remain.
Others lifting us in prayer.
A life-infusing conversation with a friend over coffee.
Healing my son’s eye to be able to see again.
Comforting me through His Word.
Protecting my daughter through the nightmare.
Allowing me to see His provision, time and time again.
He showed me He was with me, and He would never leave me.
And you know? He’s not going to leave you either.
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5
He’s not only with us in the bigger-than-what-we-can-handle moments, He’s with us in the seemingly insignificant day-to-day ones as well.
He’s with us.
I don’t know what you’re walking through today, but God does. It may be the toughest day of your life. Maybe all you can see is darkness and gloom. Maybe it’s a scary, or hurtful, or traumatic real-life nightmare. Or, maybe you just need to be reminded you are loved.
Friend, call out to Him today. Say those three small, impactful words.
“I need you.”
And watch your Creator, your God, your Heavenly Father, show Himself in ways unlike ever before.
Take four minutes out of your day to watch, listen and be encouraged by this from Plumb…
What joy it is to link up with Suzie for #livefreeThursday on the prompt: I Need You. Spend a few minutes over there. Your heart will be touched!
(A big thank you to Jane Sagers for allowing me to use this breathtaking photo!)
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