Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never learn you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Everyone watched as they made their way around the obstacles in the long hallway. She pushed his wheelchair and pulled her buggy all at the same time. And people just watched as she left him sitting as she went to look for someone knew what his room number was. That’s when it happened. Without warning, his body arched and his head fell back. He began convulsing and people started murmuring, “It’s a seizure!”
Although some knew exactly what to do, the new CNAs stood there horrified and holding the blood pressure cuff. A crowd gathered and some nursing staff began to offer assistance, but the woman waved them away. Very calmly, she picked the man’s hat up off the floor and placed it on his head. She patted his shoulder and said “It’s okay. I’m here, just like always.”
There are times in life when we encounter scary situation. What should have been an ordinary day turns into something unexpected and unwanted. Someone gets ill or injured; a relationship ends; a job is lost. It’s easy to panic. Fear clouds our vision, and we forget that we are not alone.
God is always on our side. He never gets tired of walking with us and never grows weary of doing the heavy lifting when we are weak. He is never embarrassed by our frailty or annoyed by our failings. When others don’t know how to help, He is there. When friends walk way, He stays. Wherever we find ourselves when trouble comes, God will be there, just like always.
There have been so many times in my life when I couldn’t have taken a single step more without Him. He has been a faithful and consistent companion during my adventures. And He will be for you, too.