Devotionals During the COVID-19 Crisis: Lesson 17 – From Jon

Wednesday April 8, 2020

Rescue me from my enemies, Lord;
    I run to you to hide me.
Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward
    on a firm footing.

Psalm 143:9-10 (NLT)

Children will often run to trusted adults like parents, grandparents, relatives, or guardians, in their life in times where they are troubled and scared. When they reach the one they trust, they either need to cling to them, or they try to hide behind them. They do this because they are scared or upset, and the adult that they run to is meant to protect them.

As we grow older from childhood to adulthood, there are still times in our lives when we call our parents, or others that we trust, because we just can’t figure out how to handle the situation we are in.

Maybe we need to call them if we are trying to figure out how to fix some leaky pipes, maybe its how to change brakes and rotors, maybe its to ask what a good substitute for eggs would be, and maybe its to ask them what to do when something bad happens, and we feel like a wreck, or we feel scared.

The person on the other end of the line will gladly listen to the questions, and they will attempt to help you as much as they can; for in this moment, they are reminded that they are loved and valued, and that they are needed.

When we are faced with things that we don’t know how to handle, we need to be reminded that God is always there for us, and is always ready to listen. No matter how old we become, no matter what we have done, or how far we have ran away in the past, God is always waiting to listen to our troubles, and to provide guidance and help.

When we receive comfort from a parental figure, we are reminded of the kind of love that God has for us.

When we are that parental figure, and we are asked advice from those who seek it, we are reminded that we have an opportunity to show God’s love to them.

Take some time today to thank your family for all that they do for you, and to pray to your heavenly Father to ask Him for his help, protection, and guidance.


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