So that flag at the top of the flagpole, the one feeling tattered and torn? Yep, she needs this today. You too, maybe?
She tries to hang on and she tries to stop flailing. She even tries to stop the blustery thoughts that whip her around and tear at the threads that hold her together. She is so afraid that she will be rejected or abandoned that she tries desperately to hold on to anything that makes her feel secure.
Maybe in all her trying, she is forgetting the most important thing. She doesn’t need to hold on. She needs to be held.
(Casting Crowns has a great song about this very idea: “Just Be Held”)
She is held. The flagpole is secure. And it’s not going anywhere. It holds her.
If she remembers she is loved, she can rest. She can stop flailing and simply rest in His Love.
She forgets sometimes, but she can be still. She can be still because HE is still: He is still on the throne. He is still faithful. He is still a good father. He is still loving her… and will always be.
If He is Love, then Love is in his very essence… and Love is in His presence. And this Love is strong and powerful and secure.
The wind is no match for His Presence.
He can quiet any storm. And He can quiet her. He quiets her with His Love (Zephaniah 3:17).
As she takes a deep breath, the winds subside, and she feels herself relax into the security of the Flagpole.
She is held.