This is the promises of God podcast and I’m your host, Tracie
Welcome back to the promises of God podcast, episode number nine. My name is Tracie Rollins. Thank you so much for spending some time with me today as we learn and take action on God’s promises in life. This month series is about understanding and truly feeling the love that God has for you, his child, and we’re working now to the momentum devotional offered by a Bible journaling ministries.com and I’ll link that in the show notes below and today we’re talking about how God’s love carries you in our verse for today’s Deuteronomy Chapter One, verse 31, but today I’m going to read out of the message translation and I’m going to read a little more because I think that the context is really helpful. So I’m going to read chapter one. I’m 28 through 33 out of the message and it reads, you rebelled against God, your god’s plain word. You complained in your tense. God hates us. He hauled us out of Egypt in order to dump us among the Emirates a death sentence for sure. How can we go up We’re trapped in a dead end. Our brothers took all the wind out of our sails telling us that people are bigger and stronger than we are. Their cities are huge. Their defenses massive. We even saw in a kite giants there. I tried to relieve your fears. Don’t be terrified of them. God, your God is leading the way he’s fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt. You saw what he did in the wilderness. How God, your God carried you as a father, carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived. Here we hear Moses talking to, uh, the Israelites here and the Israelites are just not understanding, just totally failing.
Understand God’s love. They’re totally rebelling against the Lord. They truly act like my kids sometimes when they say that they hate us. Have you ever heard a kid tell their parent that they hate them and slammed the door It has very rarely in my house, but it has happened and that’s kind of what they remind me of here in this first. God’s love carries you. I remember in 2006, my legs begin to fail. I’d have my son, Ashton, he’d be on my hip. He was a little little two year old at the time, and then all of a sudden my knees would just buckle and we both would tumbled to the floor and in a series of acrobatic maneuvers, I’d figure out a way to land so the Ashton landed on top and unscathed, but I suffered quite a few bruises and bumps and scrapes along the way.
I learned to carry him so that he would be safe in the event that my knees collapsed underneath me. In event, they decided not to cooperate. The same is true for my husband and the way he carried the boys as children. When our boys were baby, he’d carry them on his chest. He cradled him in his arms, he’d swing them as monkeys. When they got older, when he, when they got older, he would hold his arms up and they would just swing like monkeys back and forth. He also carried them on his shoulders, on his back, and basically carry them pretty much however they will dangle from him. I remember sometimes they would dangle upside down by wrapping their arms around his waist in dangling from him. It was really kind of cute and funny, but the way he carried them, protected them, it helped them and it kept them safe. God does the same thing he loves and carries you through the wilderness like a father carries his son. When you were to tile tired. When you’re hurt, when you’re, when you have brokenness, trust that he will carry you and asked him to.
As you go about your week, think about times in the past where God has carried you. I can remember so many times in my life where I struggled when I’m completely exhausted, when I’ve gone through some surgeries or when I’ve gone through just a difficult trials, whether it be having no money, being in mountains of debt, being without a job, without health insurance, all of that, all of those things, even like car accidents, all kinds of things in my life. I can just think back and as I look back at those, I can see God in every one of those moments. Even when I wasn’t as close to him as I am now, I can see constantly carrying me through those and even in day to day situations where work would be a little tough or maybe my boss wouldn’t be happy with me or maybe I had a conflict with a coworker.
God has always been there. He’s always been there carrying me through all of it. Like a father carries his child. So as you think about the times in your past where God carried you, think about what situation you were in. How did he carry you through it Does he carry you today What does that look like I hoped that by looking back, you’ll be reminded of all the times he’s been here for you and how much he loves you just as a father should, and if you don’t yet feel the love of Christ in your life, I encourage you to invite God into your life today. Prom, you’re not promised. Tomorrow may not come, so don’t put this off. Romans six, 23 says, the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus, our Lord, so turn to him, run into his arms.
Let him carry you as a father carries his child, confess your sins and follow his will in your life and you will feel the love of Christ that surpasses all understanding. I hope that this week encourages you to think back and on the way. Maybe God is carried you in your life. I hope that and encourage you, encourage you to look at today and see maybe where he’s carrying you as well. Today. Our God is here. He loves you and he carries you just like a father. So close, so loving, so kind, and I hope that this episode encouraged you and I am excited to talk to you in the next episode of the promises of God podcast. You have a beautiful day, my friend. Goodbye.
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