You’ve Got This!

I came across this portion of Isaiah 55:12, and was mightily blessed by it (and as in all things pertaining to Scripture, I encourage you to read the chapters around this passage in order to better understand the context).

Over the weekend, I was serving in children’s ministry at church and was privileged to overhear a delightful exchange between two young girls in my class.

  • Me: I need a volunteer to pray for our snack,
  • [Many little hands then go up, and I chose a girl who we will call Amanda.]
  • Amanda: I will!
  • Me: Thank you, Amanda. Please be sure to use a big voice so that everyone can hear your prayer, too.
  • Amanda’s Friend (we’ll call her Lisa): You’ve GOT this, Amanda!
  • [Amanda, comforted by her friend’s encouraging words, went on to share a sweet prayer of thanks with the class].

I believe the Lord wants us to depend upon Him so fully that we are able to “go out with joy” and “be led forth in peace”. So let’s remember to take a page out of Lisa’s book and offer words of kind support and encouragement to others, as the Holy Spirit leads.

i wish I could say everything went perfectly after then — it most assuredly did not (with 26 children in one room, there is always something going on!). In those few minutes, however, there was a sense of joy and peace in the classroom as little Amanda courageously offered up her prayer of thanks for our snack.

So who can we encourage this week? And if you need encouragement yourself, take a page out of the psalmist’s book and declare to the Lord, “Jesus, You’ve GOT this!” Our circumstances may not necessarily change in that moment, but an important shift takes place: We take our focus off of ourselves, and instead direct it where it belongs — on the character of God.

So here is wishing you a joy-filled week in Jesus. Remember, He’s GOT this (so that means you do, too)! ✝️

7 thoughts on “You’ve Got This!

    1. Kathy, you are so very kind! Yes, the words of the little ones bring my great joy, too.

      You know, that same day last weekend, a little girl in the class just threw her arms around my legs and gave me this big hug out of the blue. I’m not sure who needed the hug more — me or her — but we were both blessed by it. Oh, how I can often sense God’s love through His little ones.

      And I need to catch up on your blog, my friend! I have been resting for the past week or so, and have fallen woefully behind on everything. I have missed you and your blog!

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    1. Yes they usually are! I love how open they are about their feelings and thoughts. No filter, and they usually mean everything quite literally.

      Years ago, I was working with some preschoolers and one little girl asked me if I also went to school. I told her that yes, I had gone to school all the way up through college. She then wanted to know what college was — a difficult concept to explain to a four-year-old. I expalined that we go live somewhere else for four years to learn new things and meet new people, and visit our families during the holidays. The little girl wanted none of that and cried out in despair, “I don’t think I want to go to college!” The prospect of being away from her parents was too much for her to bear, so she thought it easier to simply not go to college!

      She is an adult now, and I believe that she went to college and had a great time too. But that memory will stay with me for many more years. 🙂

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