I’ve been so privileged to spend time with my granddaughter in this new year. The baby and God are teaching me a lot about coping with worry, anxiety and fear. So…Here’s my checklist!
…What the Baby Taught Me
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you –James 4:8
I’ve been spending a lot of time holding my new baby girl. We stick together. I also need to stick close to my Savior. -Enough of my frantic daily plunge! I’ve gotta keep close to Jesus in prayer and Bible Study. – I’ve also gotta remember, like my baby, Jesus is but a whisper breath away from me every moment.
I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with loving kindness – Jeremiah 31:3
We are not alone! God’s love encompasses us if we’ve turned, let go of our sins and fallen into God’s loving arms. LOVE wraps us in warmth, just like baby’s swaddle blanket!
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge…- Psalm 73:28
Nestling is different from staying close – Nestling involves relaxing. Nestling is falling into an embrace, resting in the cradle of God’s arms. My baby sinks into Gran’s arm – cozy there. Let’s stay cozy with Jesus in the same way.
The Lord is my Light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of who shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1
I would die to protect my granddaughter. My granddaughter, in her baby way, trusts me to keep her safe. You and I also need to TRUST – Jesus already died for us. No matter what happens…If we are HIS, we are SAFE. Savor that. Junk may be bowling us over, but If we’ve given everything to Jesus, nothing can truly defeat us, not even death.
Hey, guys! Remember the baby’s lessons!
Let’s rest in God’s safe arms.