Photo by Rose Beerhorst
Don't panic, I'm with you.
There's no need to fear for I'm your God.
I'll give you strength. I'll help you.
I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.
There are times when the notion of God and his active involvement in every aspect of our life -- is more a hopeful idea, than a palpable reality. Then comes times when this idea crashes through the abstract and the invisible, to sit down in your lap -- making it almost impossible to breath.
I am convinced that in the times of our life, when we feel the most vulnerable -- the most on the edge of the cliff, are the times when the reality of God becomes a heartbeat you can hear, a warm breath on the back of your neck. The built-in irony to all of this is -- the way we build fortresses in our lives - to protect ourselves from calamity. This protecting ourselves may be effectively keeping God at a distance at the very same time.