Three years ago, I was picking up the twins from school. Kenlee pulled something out of her backpack and said it was broken. Then she asked me, "Daddy, can you fix this?" While I am still attempting to understand what was even going on, Kaylee says, "Of course Daddy can! He can do anything!" Simultaneously, I had a panicked and proud moment. First, I'm proud that she thinks so highly of her dad. Secondly, I'm terrified that I won't be able to fix whatever is broken and I'm going to have my daughter lose confidence in me.
During these incredibly stressful times, there seems to be a lot broken. People are getting very ill from a disease that is struggling to be contained. Yet, our government leaders are working tirelessly to strive to contain it. People are losing their jobs left and right because no one is able to leave their houses. The Dow Jones and the economy seems to be on a downward spiral. Every single group, business, and even churches have been affected negatively.
During prayer today, Kaylee's words were resonating in my heart. While I know that I will fail them over and over again, my God has never failed me. I wish that I could fix every one of their toys or any other issue that they face in this life. However, I know that's not at all possible and the older they get, they are learning that Dad has many flaws. However, my God has never once let me down.
The economy is crashing, but my God owns cattle on a thousand hills. The virus seems to be covering the earth like a storm, but my God heals throughout Scripture and still does. While we are wondering what is going to happen next, He holds our future in His hands. I know the chaos in this world is terrifying, but stand firm on your faith. I can boast today that, "My Father can do anything!" Do not lose confidence in the idea that He's got you.
Let's read Psalms 121 and then worship with the song below.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.