When we face life’s trials and hardships we find that we lean on what we know.  We never seem to seek new wisdom, new ideas, or new anything.  We go to what we know.

As I continue to read the updates from my friend about his daughter’s condition I find it so encouraging.  In the midst of all the “what ifs” that have been faced in the past two weeks, there has never been a wavering of where to lean.  As soon as the winds began to blow, my friend and his family leaned into the One and Only.

Just like the imagery of Psalm 91, under the shelter of the wings of the Almighty, my friends have come for rest, prayer, wisdom, peace, prayer, and patience.

Each post has been as good and better in many ways than any sermon I have ever heard.

Each one calls on the One True God–praising and seeking further wisdom and direction.

Each one shows that when pushed my friend and his family– who all have a strong relationship with God lean into the Center of their Faith– Jesus Christ.

I wonder, if faced with such difficulties would I lean in, naturally like a child does with a parent when cold, afraid, and uncertain? Would I know the reality of His great truths like my body knows to breathe without thinking?

Oh Lord Jesus, be my Center, now, before I find myself seeking shelter in the storm. 

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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