A DAUGHTER’S PROFILE #8
I Have a Soft Place To Fall
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Prov. 18:10
When a child is scared at night, she runs to her parent’s room. When she is angry, she looks for someone to hear what has upset her. But when she has no one to turn to, a spiritual orphan is formed. She learns that no one is going to be there for her. If she is going to be safe, she’ll need to take care of herself. Self-protecting becomes her way of life and it’s terrifying for her to think of taking down the walls for anyone, even God. Coming to grips with the fact that He could have prevented everyone from hurting her nails distrust in place.
Faith must begin to chip away at her fearful heart. Understanding why God watched His Son suffer without rescuing Him ushers in the beginning of a new understanding about God’s love and sovereignty. No one would doubt that He loved His Son. If Jesus had a path of redemption to walk, then so must I. Eventually, armed with scriptures, faith is built and becomes more instinctive. The distrustful, small person inside can finally entertain that God’s arms are a soft place to fall. We can, and should, run there for so many reasons.
Let me personalize.
In certain situations, there are usually only a few people I can turn to. But with God, there is absolutely nothing that would keep me from His invitation to run home. Always, in every situation imaginable, I have a soft place to fall.
When I fall, You will catch me. Amen