There are very few times that I leave Oscar’s therapy sessions without feeling positive about the future. The last speech therapy session though had me leave shoulders slumped. The session itself was great, Oscar obliging in the tasks set for him. It was the comment as we look ahead to Oscar starting school that there is a lot of hard work ahead of us. The enormity of the goals ahead of us quite frankly overwhelming, the mountain huge and seemingly impossible.
As I pondered over the conversation with the therapist, I was reminded though of the Scripture from Exodus 14:14. “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still“. For me though, it was a different translation that I was drawn to. Because this battle is not about me being inactive or still. I have huge role to play in my son’s development and need to be proactive. But I still have the Lord on my side, fighting for me. It was the New Living Version that came to mind.
The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
Just stay calm. Not give way to fear and worry. To not let the road ahead cause anxiety. It is acknowledging that God is with me, adding His power and grace to my work. Even better, the New King James version says this:
The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
Despite the work to be done, the mountain to climb, I can be at peace because I have the Lord on my side. I have the peace that only Jesus can give that overrides the situations I face. Peace that passes understanding. This is the biggest action required of me – to hold onto my peace, to not give way to fear and worry.
When life sends tough situations our way, we can stay calm and look up for our true help, God.
I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalm 121:1-2
So I’m staying calm, carrying on. My help comes from the Lord.