Seven years ago my daughter and I flew for the first time. We were both a little anxious about the entire process from security to landing and even how to make our way out of the airport. Since we were alone, we had no choice but to be brave, push forward, and walk through this journey together.
I had prayed many times for God to give us courage and for protection, and thankfully the entire trip was very smooth compared to all the concerns which had rushed through my mind in the days leading up to our flight.
My daughter was anxious but also excited for her first flight. I, on the other hand, am afraid of heights, terrified on roller coasters, want to feel in control, and had the intentions of never, ever flying!
She immediately opened the window to see everything going on. I sat afraid to even look until the plane seemed to have leveled off and was no longer ascending higher into the air. When I finally did look out of that tiny window, I was amazed at the beauty and comforted by the peace that I felt.
After we landed and met my husband and son-in-law, we began to look through the pictures we had taken from the air.
When I saw this photo, I was immediately drawn to something that we had not seen as we were flying. I quickly zoomed in and very clearly saw an image above the clouds which to me represented Jesus.
I was moved to tears. It seemed as though God was showing us that He had been with us throughout the trip. Although we did not see this image in the clouds when the photo was taken, it was a reminder that He had been right there with us the entire time!
This zoomed-in photo has been the screen saver on my phone since that moment. It is a constant reminder of God’s presence through this earthly journey. A reminder that I am never alone.
Two weeks after that flight, our family faced a raging storm when my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, spent a month in the hospital, and an extended recovery period. It was a difficult time and still is sometimes, but I know without any doubt that God has been with us every step of the way!
Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Regardless of what you are going through or what emotions you are struggling with, God can give you peace in the midst of the storm. You can face anything with confidence that God is with you. Whether it’s a new adventure that causes a little anxiety or something tragic that causes great fear and a loss of control, He is there! You may not feel Him or see the evidence of His presence at the moment, but He is there with you!
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You are a true servant of the Lord, Tresa!
This is what I needed to hear today. I know God is by my side ever step I take. I have the faith that His will be done in my life. I praise Him for friends like you that cares.
Love you and Steve
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