My birthday dawned in June, just like any other pretty June day, fresh and sunny with a gentle cool breeze. Having a late June birthday has its perks.
I had my coffee, went for a walk, ate a bowl of sugary cereal just to reminisce about the good ol’ days. I smiled and giggled and played with my children and then sent the older two off to school with a cheerful wave. I tucked the youngest in for her nap with appropriate snuggles and kisses.
And then I went to my bedroom and sobbed.
So overcome with emotion, so suddenly distraught about so many things, I just couldn’t pull myself together. This birthday hit me harder than any before it and facing that, coupled with pain brought on by a recurring medical condition, I wanted to crawl in a hole. There was nothing “happy” about my birthday.
I shared some of my feelings with a couple of dear friends. I got a lot of “cheer ups” and encouragement, but the words of one special lady were the ones that shattered the wall of sadness…
“I want you to know that He’s got this. Really and truly.”
He’s got this. No matter what, He’s got this. Doesn’t matter what I’m thinking or worrying over or struggling with… He’s got this.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve come back to those words. I cannot tell you how often it is that simple three word phrase that gets me through a tough time. But I can tell you that my sweet friend was one hundred percent right- He’s got this. For me, for you, for your children, for your spouse… He’s got this.
The next time you feel overwhelmed… when the weight of the world crushes your tired shoulders… when anxiety or fear crowds your heart… when you feel a friendship slip through your fingers… when you just don’t even know what to do or where to start… please know…
He’s got this.