Just recently, I wrote a post titled, “We Cling.”
And now, here we are.
What happens when we can’t cling any longer?
There may be some days we face, through our stay here, when holding on just doesn’t seem possible. Yes, we know that we have hope, but we are tired. We face hit after hit of opposition from things visible and things invisible. The days seem to be getting harder, so then what can we really rest in? Hope seems far, though we know we have it. It just doesn’t seem something that we can grip on to. Our arms start getting shaky, and the next thing we know, we are on a free fall.
The living word of God tells us of something we can know for certain –
The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms… | Deuteronomy 33:27a
We can be sure that as we fall, to what seems like our defeat and destruction, what rests underneath us are His everlasting arms.
When the going gets so tough that it’s hard to remember He has a plan, know this – our Jesus, He suffered on our behalf. Through our suffering, we share in His.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. | 1 Peter 4:12-13
When we can’t cling, we depend on His arms to hold us. When we can’t cling, we know that we share in His sufferings. When we can’t cling, we desperately and expectantly wait for Him. And even still, we rejoice! Whether we cling or not, He stays the same; there is no action required on our behalf. What an honor to say that we, the undeserving children of grace, share in the sufferings of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
When we can’t cling, that’s okay; He will never let us go.