Our world has changed so much since the beginning of February when foster grand-babies entered our lives. Yes, you did see that as plural . . . twin boys. Born at 24 weeks and now moving toward seven months old.
As I fed one of the boys last Friday morning, burped him, and then felt him go to sleep on my shoulder, I began to pray with tears streaming down my cheeks. In his attempt to drift off, he fought it for a while, whimpering, and moving his head back and forth. It was then I drew him to my face and neck as I sang to him holding him ever so close. After a few minutes, he was resting, breathing comfortably, and secure in Papaw’s arms.
My tears were not only because of our love for these boys, but also due to what the Lord reminded me as I prayed. There are times I am fussy, discontent, worried, fretting, fearful, and questioning why. Never leaving me or forsaking me, my Heavenly Father is there to draw me to His side. I just need to stop fighting it. I need to stop trying to hold up my own head and simply rest on His shoulder. There I always find Him to be that quiet place of refuge and strength; that eternal abode of contentment; that One Who accepts me in the Beloved . . . quiet and secure in my Heavenly Father’s arms.
Psalm 62:1 Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him.
Psalm 119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
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Beautiful post. Your statement, “I need to stop trying to hold up my own head and simply rest on His shoulder” really resonated with me. So many times life is so busy, I feel as if I can’t hold my head above water. Then I quickly remember that my heavenly Father is the lifter up of my head, *not* me. Thanks for sharing this.