Do you have a weary soul today? Do troubles just seem to be stacking up against you? Sometimes, or even every single day can be hard. I’ve been there a few times, but I know what I know, and that only He can lift me up in times of despair.
During the hard times and the good times I wake up knowing that He raises me up just like a father or mother raises up a toddler. I was raising my three-year old grandson up to the top of a door post this week with all the strength I could muster to get him up there (you know these old shoulders and it hurt, but it felt so good hearing him laughing). He kept saying, “do it again Nana.” That’s how our Father in Heaven is. He keeps doing it again and again and again – lifting us up to so much more than we could ever be on our own.
I don’t know what today or tomorrow may bring, but what I do know is that I can not make it through the hard times if I don’t have my eyes lifted high. (Click to tweet here.)
It’s hard losing our parents. I never knew how hard, but God lifts me up and sends little reminders like this little dragonfly who was just fluttering around last summer one evening. Mom loved dragonflies, and now I do and each one I see reminds me. After our grandsons birthday last year our son and daughter-in-love were on their patio and one flew in and landed on my son’s hand. A sweet reminder on a day Mom couldn’t be with us celebrating, but she certainly was there in our thoughts.
No matter what you may be going through today may He lift you up, as this song says, to where you belong.
Join us today at Five-Minute Friday as we write for 5 minutes on the prompt Lift.