My daughter slept thirteen hours last night and took two naps today which added up to another hour and a half or so. She is seven, so that is a lot of sleep. By the time she was on her second nap, I was in my worried state. So, I prayed. I laid her before the Lord. And I will keep laying her at His feet. After all, He loves her more than me. He knows what is wrong and when she'll feel better. He knows.
And He knows how I feel in the midst of it all. He knows how overwhelmed I am, how I want to cry and scream all at once. And even though it's such a minor thing for me to be burdened by, He cares. God is in the details.
This past week I have been studying Isaiah 40:1-11 which starts out, "Comfort, comfort my people." (v1) God is my comfort. He is also "...the Sovereign Lord" (v10). He's got this covered. "He tends his flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young." (v11) He is my gentle shepherd, leading and guiding me--and carrying me close. Though I may feel weary, He is able to sustain me. He is my refuge and strength. And I am thankful.
As I said in the beginning, I don't know where you are right now. You may be on top of the world--or you may be burdened by something. Sickness. Job loss. Divorce. Death. Cancer. Unfamiliar surroundings. Wilderness. Whatever it is, wherever you are, God's got it covered. Jesus paid the price to set us free through His death on the cross, and He will lead us through whatever we face, big and small, if only we'll let Him.