God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.                Psalm 46:1  MSG

“God knows it’s scary to be us.”

I’m like the five-year-old awakened in the night by a flash of lightning and loud boom of thunder, running to her parents’ bedroom to crawl in bed with them. I’m scared.

This is scarier than thunder and lightning. And all I know to do right now is cry out to God.  I’m scared because I don’t know how this is going to turn out. What I thought was……..is not.

One of my favorite authors, Beth Moore, wrote: “God knows it’s scary to be us.”

And He doesn’t take it lightly. He knows our fears and sorrows. God knows the tears that have streamed down our faces and the deep pain that caused them. Not one teardrop is unnoticed. Even the ones we hold in.

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.         Psalm 56:8  NLT

I’m scared of what’s to come, the pain of healing, and the unknown. I’m even more scared of going back to the way it was.

So I will seek the Lord. I will run to Him and let Him comfort me. I will look to Him as I go through the struggle, the inconvenience, and the pain. And I will be radiant.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.          Psalm 34:4-5  NIV

In response to the Daily Post’s Storm.