The twins stood as statues in the yard, clearly afraid to move another step. As Momma Deer wandered over by them, they immediately relaxed and seemingly melted right into the soft, green grasses below, totally oblivious to anything around them except for a mother’s reassuring presence. Fear was replaced with confidence as they felt the comfort of a mother’s love.
Likewise, the turkeys in the cow pasture stopped as if frozen in their tracks. As the sound of a car on the roadway came closer, they turned quickly and wobbled down the hillside to safety. Secure in the shadows of thick brush, and no longer filled with fear, they gingerly resumed pecking the ground for tasty morsels.
I learn much from watching the critters outside my windows. I relate all too well to those feelings of fear and doubt that paralyze and hamper good judgment. There are new challenges every day of our lives, especially when caring for others.
Can you relate? Do you ever stand paralyzed or frozen in your tracks when facing some circumstance in your life? Maybe it isn’t even anything too great; it just seems overwhelming at the moment. Your breath is short and you can’t seem to shake that feeling of hopelessness.
We have a Comforter who is waiting to help. He is the Great Caregiver. He knows us; every hair on our head is numbered, every breath we take is by His command.
I want to encourage each reader, whatever your circumstance, to take time to lean on Him for rest.
His word in Psalm 23 reminds us that He will lead us beside still waters and restore our souls.
Again in the 29th Psalm, “ The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
Today I pray for you that you will “cast all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you.” And that you will, like the baby deer, allow yourself to melt down into the soft grasses and allow a loving Father bring you comfort and hope and peace for your journey.
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