This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one word prompt. The prompt today is “support.”
We all need support. None of us were made to deal with life on our own. We all need friends and family to walk with us, encourage us, and help us out when life gets tough, and we in turn need to be a support to others.
It is important to remember, though, that human support can be imperfect and fleeting. It will never provide us with all that we need- we cannot expect that of others, and we cannot expect it of ourselves as we seek to support those around us (something I need to keep reminding myself of!)
We need something greater- a reliable support, something on which we can lean our whole weight and know that it will hold.
And fortunately, that’s exactly what we have:
“For I hold you by your right hand- I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” (Isaiah 41:13 NLT)
“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT)
“The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.” (Deuteronomy 33:27 NLT)
His arms are strong enough to hold it all, and he will never abandon us or forsake us, so let’s run to him and find our refuge in him today.