During my recovery process this week, there were two things that I had to adjust to. One was relying on others to help me do some basic things or to beg their patience because things took me longer. The second was not being able to help my wife with some things I knew she needed help with.
As I am pretty much mended, I can happily take some of the load off my bride. However, I hope to be able to absorb the lessons taught in my being dependent on others. There is a story of a man who fell into a raging river and as he struggled to keep his head above water, cried to the Lord "God, please help me, I know that without you, I am done for. I will never forget that without you, I can do nothing". As the man finished his prayer, a giant log came up alongside him and he grabbed it and happily began to make his way to shore. He remembered his prayer and did not want to sound ungrateful so he looked to the heavens and said, "Thank you Lord, I've got it from here."
"I've got it from here" is a desire we have from early on to be in control. Every parent has butted heads with a child who snatches their hand away when crossing the street because they are no longer little kids who need to have mom or dad hold their hand.
When giving comfort to Israel, God said in Isaiah 41:13 [For I, the Lord your God hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you"] Because of what we are going through right now, many are turning to God and crying for HIs hand. Let us pray that none of us, when we are on the other side of this find ourselves saying "Thanks Lord, I've got it from here."
Have a blessed day,