I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains, from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keeps thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:1-4.
They say, “Write what you know.” Well, my husband and I welcomed a second baby in July and in this new season I asked myself two weeks postpartum, “What do I know?”
The first things that came to mind were motherhood, ministry, healthy friendships, the Bible, marriage, family, waiting on God, healing, anxiety… Okay, so lots of things came to mind…
Trying to navigate a 2-year-old and a 2-week-old has been interesting. There is desperation within me to be in the presence of God, which can be difficult, considering my kids are calling on my assistance constantly. As they are crying out for me, I am reminded that it is the same way I need to cry out for God. Yes, there are developmental stages that we need to attain, but God will always be there. My little girl, who is two, is learning independence, but regardless of her age through the years, she will always need to know that I will be there for her no matter what. My newborn is dependent on me for his every need; I don’t expect anything from him right now, except for him to communicate when he is hungry, tired, dirty, or lonesome for my presence.
When my son calls out for me every two hours in the middle of the night, I answer. It doesn’t matter how tired I am, I answer. It doesn’t matter if there was only forty-five minutes since the last time he ate, I pick him up, I kiss his cheek and I say, “Mommy is here.” I want both of my children to feel warmth in my embrace and unconditional love, but even I need rest to be my best for them. The love I have for my children is excruciatingly beautiful; I love them so much it hurts; they are my greatest blessing.
The love of God is unmatched. Even when I parallel it to motherhood, there is no comparison to the devotion He has for us; He doesn’t slumber or sleep.
He is on call all day, every day, for all eternity. You and I are His beloved and even though there are things He expects from us as we develop our spiritual walk, He will always be there for us; in the waiting, in the times of loneliness, in the grief, in times of abundance and scarcity, in your weeping and rejoicing—He is there for you and will always be there for you. Whatever time it is when you are reading this devotion, God is available to you.