Do you sometimes freak out over concern that a chair won’t hold your weight? If you do, you’re either a very rare person or you’re struggling with extreme obesity. The fact is that most of us sit all of our weight in chairs every day without a second thought, and the furniture holds us up just fine. I believe that this “chair” principle is a perfect example of how life is meant to be lived when our faith in Jesus is genuine.
My situation recently got very scary. I actually had good reason to believe that I had a limited amount of time left in which I would be physically capable of using my hands to work on a keyboard. Every job I’ve ever had involved typing either on a typewriter or a stenograph machine or both. With my elbows also problematic and my hands in bad shape, how many jobs fit my capability?
So between the chronic pain and the descent of a loved one into the proverbial bottom of the barrel, life has been extremely intense and stressful. My response at some point was to simply jump off of the cliff I was clinging to and into the arms of God.
I’ll tell you right now that it’s safe to leap into faith feet first. Jesus caught me. In fact, He was with me through the entire ordeal and never left me. What was missing was my complete trust that I can rest in the Lord as comfortably as I rest my tucas in my favorite reading chair.
My hands have improved tremendously, and I have two new employers who, together, are prepared to keep me working as a writer full time for good pay. Wow! And praise the Lord, right? My loved one is the subject of prayers every day, and I’m trusting and resting in the Lord regarding the outcome.