Once, after his father scolded him for something he had done wrong to his younger sister, the little boy whispered under his breath, “I didn’t see that one coming.”
Well, oftentimes in life, that’s how we are…didn’t see that one coming! Things happen we didn’t expect – relationships dwindle, jobs change, people get sick, friends move. Life changes in the blink of an eye…and even faster sometimes.
No matter what the situation is, beneath us every step of the way (like Rich Mullins sang, Step by step He leads me…) are the everlasting arms of Almighty God, holding us fast. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deut 33:27)
During some rough days of her life, Dottie Rambo wrote the words to this song, Sheltered in the Arms of God:
(Verse 1) I feel the touch of hands so kind and tender. They’re leading me in paths that I must trod. I have no fear when Jesus walks beside me, for I’m sheltered in the arms of God.
(Chorus) So let the storms rage high, the dark clouds rise. They won’t worry me, for I’m sheltered safe within the arms of God. He walks with me and naught of earth shall harm me, For I’m sheltered in the arms of God.
Talk to the Potter, friend. Tell Him all about troubles. Don’t hold anything back from Him.
1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me. 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. (Jeremiah 18:1-6; NIV)