Today we were all in the backyard hanging out, enjoying the one day of nice weather we’ve had in almost three weeks…when suddenly the loud thunder of a lawn mower sounded. A scared Caleb, jumped, froze for a 1/2 a second and then ran to hold on to my leg.
What a neat picture of how God is there when we are scared for us to hold on to. But then I thought that while I was the person that Caleb immediately ran to, God is often not the first person I have turned to when frightened, dismayed, fearful, stressed, full of anxiety, etc.
But I am learning to…albeit slowly. Why I choose other people, food, TV, social media, etc to help me through difficult times instead of the One who knows the number of hairs on my head I will never know. But I am so grateful that He is teaching me to trust Him more and turn to Him first in all things.
Psalm 34:4 “I sought (some version says cried out to) the LORD and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”