One night a few weeks ago, our daughter called out shortly after I had tucked her in. “Momma!”
We have experienced some life changes recently and our kids always take a little bit of time to adjust to the new normal. For our daughter, this meant she had started waking up throughout the night. We had been dealing with this for a couple of weeks, and so on this particular night, I responded to her through the monitor and simply said,
“You’re ok. I can see you. Lay back down.”
To my shock, she laid down seemingly content with my answer.
Around 15 minutes later, I heard a sleepier “Momma!”
I responded, “You’re ok. I’m here. I’m watching you.”
Again, she seemed content.
Around 10 minutes after that, I heard a sleepy, “Momma…” This one was less forceful. It was almost just like she wanted to check-in with me one last time…
I responded again, “I’m here. You’re not alone. I can see you. I love you.”
After that, she was at peace enough to drift off to sleep. I somewhat smiled to myself as I realized she just needed to know she wasn’t alone. That her parents were keeping a close eye on her.
A couple of days later, during my quiet time, I was journaling about how I had been struggling a little bit with gearing up for the semester, the changes that it was bringing with Aaron going back to work, and the stress/chaos of everything going on in our lives at that time.
And then, it was as if I heard God whisper…
You’re ok Holly. I am here. You’re not alone. You can't see me in this darkness, but I’m watching you. I love you.
In that moment, just like my daughter a couple nights previously, my soul quieted. I was content.
My Heavenly Father knew exactly what His daughter wanted that night.
I simply needed to be reminded that I wasn’t alone. He was keeping a close watch- even when I couldn't see Him.
So my friends, let me whisper that to you tonight. Whatever you are walking through. Whatever circumstance is keeping you up at night. Whatever is making you cry out to the Lord… Listen for His whisper of reassurance:
I am here. You’re not alone. I’m watching over you. I love you.
Genesis 16:13 She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."
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