I had dinner in a tree house tonight, which was both exhilarating and slightly unnerving.
While the boys conquered the ladder with no trouble, the two ladies stood on the ground looking up, trying to decide if this was a good idea.
Fortunately my aunt shared her expertise, “As long as you keep your eyes on where you’re going instead of where you’ve come from, you’ll be okay.”
Then her eyes sparkled as the thought occurred to her, and she smiled and said, “Hey! That’s a good metaphor for you for life right now isn’t it?”
Indeed. Lately, healing feels almost as scary as the climb looks from the ground.
The only way to get through it is to look up… and take the next step.
Right now that’s about all I can manage while I’m hanging on with a death grip to the support God has made available to me: His Word, and His people.
“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting in you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing,” Psalm 143:8,10.
Lord, light the next step with your unfailing love. Help us. Support us.