We’re wireless here in our ministry. A few years ago, our son upgraded our computer technology, and we entered into the wireless 21st century. It’s all dandy––until there’s a problem. We’d rather be held up by the wires. Our wires could be our jobs, our spouse, our savings or our health. But, what happens when we lose those things?
I’ll admit, I sometimes freak out when a problem seems insurmountable. When the wires are pulled out from under me, I get scared. My wings flutter and fail. In the last few years, I faced being a caregiver to the guy who has taken care of me for many years––my high school sweetheart and husband––now my “Golden Age” sweetheart.
I knew this illness wasn’t fatal, and time could heal––but how long would it take? It’s been four years since the onset of Shingles that left my soul-mate with a damaged nerve and frequent pain. He’s had extreme treatments and even surgery. Although he’s improved, he still has bouts of pain and may need another surgery. It’s difficult to see the ones you love suffer, and even more difficult for them. Isaiah 41:13 says, “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear: I will help you.” A promise from God––He will help us through anything we face.
It’s a bit scary not having the wires under me, but it is also comforting to know I don’t need to depend on the wires––doctors, surgeries or medication. I need only to depend on the One who is the Wire. He is the Great Physician.
What wires hold you up? Are you freaking out today? You can be wireless because The Wire holds your right hand and helps you!
Rest your wings!