Thursday, January 27, 2011

He's Got It Covered

I. am. tired. I don't know about you, but it seems like everyone around me has someone sick in their family right now. For us, my husband was sick last week and missed two days of work (and still isn't really 100%), and this week my daughter is sick and has missed two days of school. And though their illnesses have been fairly minor, it still seems to change so much of our daily routine--and it wears me out. I am not a good caretaker of the sick--I admit it. I am not overly sympathetic of sickness, and I'm not very good at babying the person who is ill. So, when it goes on for more than a day or two, it starts to irritate me. (So sad, I know.) But, I think it also scares me a little. On top of not being a good caretaker, I find that I get a little worried. I like to be in control (yes, I know God probably laughs at my control freak tendencies), so when I don't know exactly what is wrong or how to fix it,--particularly in regards to my family--I get a little panicky (and overwhelmed)--which is where I was this afternoon.

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.


  1. Great word, Kim. We are FREE in Him to let go of the worry, the weariness, the burden. His Word gives us a promise -- "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest" (Matt 11:28) He WILL give us rest, because, like you said He's got it covered.

  2. Thanks for these truths, Kim. I have been meditating on the assurance that "Christ paid it all" today. For me. And for the little one I am waiting to meet. He paid for me. He will pay our baby's ransom as well. I appreciate the reminder. "Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe...sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow."<3