Fix me, yet hold me

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” Your love, O LORD, supported me.  Psalm 94:18 (NIV)

There was a young boy who had a deformed foot. His dad noticed that the foot was slowing his child down. The dad invented a box to put the foot in. He said, “trust me, son.”

Each day the loving dad would tighten the box. Each day the son would feel more pain and got more impatient. The dad would calmly hold the little boy, “I know this hurts, please trust me”. The son could have pulled out of the box, but trusted his father in spite of what he felt like doing.

Finally, the day came to take off the box. The pain was gone and the foot functioned perfectly. With tears of joy the child said, “Thank you dad for supporting me and changing me”. Was the pain worth it?


Heavenly Father, help me to not run when times get tough. Support me when I start to do just what I feel like doing, instead of what is under Your care. Especially when You are doing painful surgery on me through some hard times to change me for the better. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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