God & Scary Slides

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The look on her face says it all. The bottom is a long way down. I was waiting for her at the bottom. But, she was apprehensive, nonetheless. She made it down. And I caught her.

God is like that, waiting for us at the bottom of the slide. The journey may be scary. It may even have some twists, turns, and bumps. We may skitter down like sticky legs on a plastic slide on a hot day. Or we might slide faster than we expect and pick up speed. We may land with a thump.

It might be a thrill. Or it might be terrifying.

But God is there to catch us with open arms. And if, for some reason, we land on our bottoms, He’s there to pick us up and dust us off.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 46:10-11

What scary slide are you heading down?

How can you trust God more in the midst of it?

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  1. my husband was fired from his first teaching position in march (not such a great start). we’ve been actively applying for teaching positions, but no bites yet. it has, however, motivated my husband to become certified to teach a second subject (math), so there is some good coming from all of it! i can only trust that God is leading us somewhere, and that this time of uncertainty will pass.

  2. Jessica, thank you so much for the reminder that God is always there to catch us, but also lead us along the way. My father is facing a major surgery to relieve his pinched spinal cord that is currently preventing him from walking. He lives a good distance away, so my heart is being pulled to move closer to him. But finances are an issue. I’m also feeling a tug to go back to work, but my back injury is causing me to question where to go to work. Thank you again that God is always here to catch us.

  3. I just found out at my 19 week ultrasound that my baby has many complications. We have only been given a less than 10% chance that she will make it. We are devastasted! Our slide is bumpy and it is terrifying right now. Thank you for the reminder.