Children need protection. They need to be cared for. They need to be reassured when they are afraid.
When it comes to our troubles, we are often no different than a child. We like to think we can handle every obstacle, but we just can’t. Understanding this is a path to true and lasting peace.
As much as you are a helpless child, God is the loving parent you may have never had or the parent you need now. When you come inside crying over a scraped knee, he doesn’t lecture you to be more careful. He instead reaches out and lifts you up on his knee like a tender Father. He wipes away your tears, kisses your forehead and tells you it’s all going to be okay.
Use the anxiety and worry that sometimes suffocates your spirit as an opportunity to climb into the lap of the One who will hold you and keep you safe.