Our daughters, Kyla and Kaiah, have a special love for their stuffed animals, and are meticulous about caring for them. So when both of the girls noticed they each had one fuzzy “family member” with a tear along the seam, they were not too pleased about it.
I first discovered their displeasure with the unraveling of their plush toys when Kaiah entered my bedroom asking, “Mom, can you sew this for me?” She then proceeded to show me a rip, about 3 inches long, through which the cotton filling was spilling out.
I investigated the damage and concluded, “Sure honey, I can sew that back together.”
Then, after our youngest little lady received her answer in the affirmative, she quickly alerted her big sis that mommy, the in-house seamstress, was open for business. Moments later, Kyla emerged holding her injured furry animal patient, desperately in need of stitching also.
Moments like this make me glad for the basic sewing lessons my mom, Annie, gave me as a growing girl—not that I saw the point back then. In my tween and early teen years, the relevance of patching holes, re-attaching buttons, re-stitching seams and other sewing basics, wasn’t apparent.
Nowadays, these domestic skills really come in handy.
It warmed my heart to see the girls’ eyes light up when their collectible stuffed animals were returned to them good as new. I even had them do a bit of supervised stitching so they, too, will know how to work a needle and thread effectively as adults.
Presently, the sewing task I view as easy still challenges them. But until they become proficient on their own, they can always come to me and I’ll gladly help.
That’s the same way God, our loving Father, handles you and me.
When we are wounded, hurting and torn, He knows and understands that we cannot mend our own brokenness. So when we come to Him, He lovingly sews up our wounds and puts the pieces of our lives back together again.
Aren’t you glad about that?
I know I am.
I cannot even imagine how irreparably damaged I would be had not God stepped in and repaired, rebuilt, and rejuvenated me in times of distress, discouragement, and devastation.
That’s why I can say with confidence that we serve a God who is so faithful, even during our most painful seasons. When we are ripped apart by life, the healing process that seems impossible for us, is not so for God.
There is nothing too hard for Him Daily Cup family.
We are never broken beyond repair, as long as we run to the Lord, who can heal all wounds. Whether we need physical or emotional healing, God is able.
To remind you of this, I’m stirring an encouraging scripture found in Jeremiah 30:17 NIV into your Friday cup of inspiration. It says, “’But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,' declares the LORD.”
When you drink down the contents of your cup today, you will be reminded that God, Your healer, deliverer and restorer, will take care of you. No matter what circumstances ripped through your life and tore you apart, the Lord will sew up your wounds.
All you have to do is ask.
Now let’s pray together.
Father, thank You for reminding me that I may be hurt sometimes, but never destroyed, because I have You, oh Lord, to heal me. Please help me to run to You, my refuge, in times of distress, and trust You to mend every broken area in my life. I thank You right now for making me whole physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. You alone are my healer and the lifter up of my head. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
As always, thanks for reading and until next time... may today's cup of inspiration uplift, encourage, and empower you!
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