Transformed in My Emotional Health
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Deuteronomy 33:27 (NIV)
Most of us like a hug when we are feeling down. The problem is, there’s not always someone there to give us one when we want it. We know this for sure, there will be tough times. There will be circumstances beyond your control, and crises that come out of nowhere. The pain will seem greater than you can bear. It’s then, when things look impossible, that you must remember to run to your Heavenly Father. He will be there. He is always there.
God sees your pain. He hears your cry. He counts every tear that you shed. He stands ready to help. You just need to come to him. He is your shelter in the storm. His everlasting arms are strong and waiting to embrace you. In them you will find peace, protection, and strength. And when you allow him to hold you close, to wrap his arms around you, he will be with you until the storm passes and joy comes in the morning.
It’s hard to imagine that the God who created the universe wants to be there for you, but he does. His greatest desire is to draw you close to him. This is why he created you. So when you’re feeling like no one cares, and your thoughts lead you into a pit of despair, call on the Lord to pull you out. His lovingkindness never fails. He wants nothing more than to give you the hug you need.
(Transformed: How God Changes Us by Rick Warren)