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“She just needed to be held,” I texted my husband after a two-hour battle to get my 3-year-old to bed.

She’s been sick.

Daddy’s been gone.

And she needed to be seen. Held. Loved.

And in that split second, I felt God say, “Just like you.”

When things are chaotic.

When we feel alone.

When we feel weary.

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When our spirit feels sick.

When it all feels like too much to carry.

We need Him.

To breathe life into us.

To remind us of our worth.

To remind us of the hope He offers.

To remind us that there is good in the world.

To remind us there is more than the temporary things of this world.

To remind us we are not alone.

To remind us to rest.

He wants to hold you too, sis.

When my daughter crawled into my arms, she almost immediately fell asleep. She stopped fighting it and surrendered. I immediately felt the tension in her body just fall.

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And I think we can all use that reminder:

You don’t have to do it all on your own.

Crawl to Him.

Surrender.

Rest.

Pray.

Hope.

Keep going.

It’s gonna be okay because the Almighty God and Creator of the Universe is holding you.

Originally published on the author’s blog

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Lizzy Christian

Lizzy Christian is a toddler-chasing, coffee-sipping, firefighter wife, and vacuuming enthusiast who has a passion for writing. She is the founder of the Fire Wife Chronicles, which is geared on topics of motherhood, marriage, faith, & first responder family life. Lizzy received her undergrad in Crisis Counseling from Liberty University and her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University’s Graduate School. She is a two-time NYC Marathon finisher and avid runner, and former School Counselor and Athletic Director. Lizzy married her high school sweetheart and together they have two sons and a daughter. Visit www.lizzychristian.com for additional resources and upcoming projects. 

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