Today as I was walking my dog, a little girl and her dad were riding their bikes towards me. The girl seemed to be having some trouble but whenever she would fall her father would always be there to pick her up.
One fall was bigger than the rest. The little girl fell and scraped up her hand and knee, but right away her father was there to help her get back up (and put on some band-aids of course). After two minutes she was back up and riding again like nothing had ever happened.
I thought that it was kind of funny how, to a little kid, pain can be so temporary. They can be down one minute and get right back up the next.
Sometimes I feel like as I get older pain seems to last longer. Whether it be emotional or physical, pain seems to be all we can think about as we grow and mature.
I don’t tell many people this, but a few years ago I was going through the absolute worst time. I don’t know what brought it on or why it happened but it did. Days turned into months and I didn’t even realize that I was heading into a state of depression. I would cry myself to sleep most nights and when the morning came I would just want to sleep all day and never get up. I had reached a point where I didn’t care about anyone or anything.
There is a youth conference my church attends every year. To my surprise, despite my situation, I really wanted to go.
I had no idea that God would meet me there like he did. I have never felt so loved in my life. All my worries and sadness melted away and I stood in awe of the creator. He took my hand and helped me up.
I experienced his great love, healing, and power and I am telling you, Jesus can do the same for you.
What I have come to realize though all this is that God is constant. No matter what comes at you in this life Jesus will remain with you always.
He is good.
and HE LOVES YOU!
The song Jesus Loves Me by Chris Tomlin is one that reminds me of his great love for us:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33