“9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever.”
When was the last time you were carried? As I think back to the last time I was carried, I remember it being as a young child, no older than six or so. I find myself comforted even now by the idea of being carried. Life sometimes feels larger than we can handle, and for good reason! Just as a child may run up and down the hills all day and come to the end too faint to continue on their own. It is typical to find ourselves fighting, climbing, and continuing in our own strength.
So, when you see yourself at the end of your rope, with no energy left, wanting to throw in the towel, that is the perfect time to reach your hands up to the Father and ask for Him to carry you. Too often, we think only in terms of our personal resources. You serve the shepherd who owns all the cattle and gives life and energy to everything that lives, breaths, and continues. The end of your rope is a fantastic place that God allows us to go to so that we can be reminded that we are always in desperate need of a Mighty Savior to keep us, save us, and sustain us in this life. Your Shepherd loves you, holds you, and carries you to the next place in life you are supposed to go. Rest in that today.
Grace and Peace,