Let Him Steady You Through a Circumstance
My little Schnauzer is…well, little. She cannot always do things that big dogs can do. She loves hanging her head out the window when we drive around—wind blowing in her face and ears wildly flapping, but she has such a difficult time reaching the ledge of the window without slipping around and losing her balance. She’s just too small.
With a bit of propping up, she can sometimes manage, but most of the time she understands that her favorite activity is accomplished when she is on my lap and lets me put my arm around her, holding her legs and keeping her steady. It is then she can enjoy, and this activity becomes effortless; she has the confidence she needs as she rests in my arms.
As I make my way through a specific trial right now, I find that I’ve been trying to manage the circumstances on my own…very much like my little Schnauzer does when stumbles and slips trying to reach the window ledge by herself.
I’ve definitely been seeking the Lord and praying over the situation and leaning on scripture, using the good sense God gave me, seeking wisdom, attempting different solutions and resolutions, but the Father finally had to show me the other day that the only way I am going to make it through this particular trial is to do with Him what my little dog does with me—crawl into His lap, let Him put His arm around me and let HIM steady my legs.
I mentioned Ephesians 6:12,13 last week which says: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
That last part says after I put on my armor, stand my ground, and after I’ve done everything that I’m supposed to…I’m to stand…but there are times—like right now—when I just cannot stand on my own. I need the Father to take over, hold me, and steady my legs.
Today, maybe you can identify with the need to let God in and let Him steady you through a circumstance. Perhaps, like me, you’ve been unintentionally trying to make it through a difficulty on your own. The Father is waiting for us to come to Him and waiting for us to let Him take over, so let’s do that today.
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