“The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.” – Psalm 145:14, NIV
Noah held up his phone, recording his daughter. She had turned five and was just learning how to ride a bike without training wheels. Her delighted laughter seemed to bounce around the tiny suburb.
Noah ran a few paces behind her to capture the special moment. His heart was overflowing with the sound of her joy.
But then he saw the large branch in the street too late. His daughter couldn’t brake in time, and she went sailing through the air, landing on the asphalt with a sickening sound.
Noah dropped his phone and ran to get his daughter. Carefully, he cradled her in his arms as he checked for bruises, “Thank God, you were wearing a helmet. This is why we always wear helmets.”
He moved to release the chin strap. It looked like minor injuries to him, only a few cuts and bruises. But suddenly his daughter began to wail.
“It’s OK; it’s OK. Daddy is right here,” he reassured her. “I know it hurts, but I’m going to take care of you.”
It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. There will always be bumps in the road of life. These bumps can knock you down and leave you feeling scared and alone. But just like Noah ran to comfort his young daughter, God is running to comfort you. He pulls you into His arms and cares for your wounds.
God, thank You for Your tender care. Thank You for holding onto me in the scary and hard moments of life. Please let me feel Your comfort and compassion today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.