Let us run the race

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wingin' it Without Wires

We're wireless here in our ministry. A few years ago, our son upgraded our computer technology, and we entered into the 21st century. It's all dandy––until there's a problem. We'd rather be held up by the wires. Our wires could be our jobs, our spouse, our savings or our health. But, what happens when we lose those things?

I'll admit, I sometimes freak out when a problem seems insurmountable. When the wires are pulled out from under me, I get scared. Right now, I face being a caregiver to the guy who has taken care of me for many years––my high school sweetheart––now my old age sweetheart :-). I know this illness isn't fatal, and time will heal––but how long will it take? It's difficult to see the ones you love suffer, and even more difficult for them. Isaiah 41:13 says, " For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you." A promise from God––He will help us through anything we face.

It's a bit scary not having the wires under me, but it is also comforting to know I don't need to depend on the wires. I only need to depend on the One who is the Wire.  This wireless living may be a bit freaky, but I have help from the One who takes hold of my hand and will never let me fall––with or without the wires.