Last weekend, I witnessed as a panicked mother held her two-year old who had just suffered some unknown medical emergency. The baby was unconscious. Emergency help was called and professionals dealt quickly and carefully with the situation. I stood nearby with the siblings of the baby, trying my best to explain what was happening and assure them that everyone was doing their best to take care of their sister.
Several days later, I’m still thinking a lot about this experience and hoping everything turned out okay but there is one thing that I think about the most.
Immediately, people were helping and 911 was called. But the mother was also calling for help. She was raising her voice to God to care for her child. She cried to Him to touch her baby. Her first instinct was to go to God.
All of us deal with difficult circumstances and trials. Things frustrate us, cause stress and anxiety, and can shake our hope or faith. Where do you reach for help?
Honestly, I go for my phone. I’m looking for my husband, sisters, or parents to give me answers or some magic fix. Most often they offer sympathy and support, which I appreciate, but I am still left to figure out what to do.
Seeing this mother immediately turn to God to care for her children was a powerful reminder to me.
Psalms 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us.”
I hope to remind you, like I was reminded, that you are never alone. While I have tried to create a community for women to see and share stories of real life to remind all of us that we aren’t alone, it’s not the best answer. Reaching to God is the best answer. Faith and hope in His plan and timing may prove challenging but it is the one best answer for the burdens you carry.