Remember when you were a kid and you would fall down on the pavement? I sure do…I can remember some pretty banged up knees on my own kids, down they would tumble with a bone racking skid until they came to a stop; the palm of their hands, an elbow and one or both knees skinned and sore. It would burn and bleed from little pieces of gravel that would be lodged under skin flaps. They would come running into the house with hot tears rolling down their cheeks and I would scoop them up into my arms, holding and hugging them close. It was what I call a “sweet spot”. A sweet spot because my hug and soothing voice would calm and still their hearts; their mama was there and cared that they hurt. The pain had not gone away it was just a “sweet spot” of love and concern.
That is how it is with the Lord sometimes…He holds us in the place of a “Sweet Spot” The pain may still be there but we know He loves and cares for us…and somehow that makes it all better…that is where I am right now safe in the arms of the Lord…holding onto that “Sweet spot” of comfort and love. Won’t you join me and trust God with the skinned knees of this world?
Psalm 91:9-16, ”The Lord Most High is your fortress. Run to him for safety, and no terrible disasters will strike you or your home. God will command his angels to protect you wherever you go.
They will carry you in their arms, and you won’t hurt your feet on the stones. You will overpower the strongest lions and the most deadly snakes. The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you safe. When you are in trouble, call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you. You will live a long life and see my saving power.” (CEV)