In Song of Solomon (1:6) the story’s Leading Lady talks about taking care of everyone else’s vineyards but her own.
Do you ever feel like that sometimes? Like you’re so busy taking care of everyone but yourself?
You look around yearning for someone to take care of you for a change- Oh! I SO know the feeling!
Those days when you’re worn out and wish someone would rub your feet- or make you some tea- or wash the dishes- or make dinner- or pay the bills!!!!!
Oh how Song of Solomon 1:6 spoke to me! I could hear her fatigue- her desperate cry.
Don’t you ever want to shout: I wish just once someone would look after me!
What I’ve found is that we do have someone looking after us, Jesus.
I know- it sounds so pie in the sky because we want “real” help.
We want real hands and shoulders that we can touch and feel- But as I’ve leaned on Jesus and allowed myself to see Him as real as anyone else in my life- I see Him move.
I see Him partner with me in a “real” way at times I need it most.
Moments I feel alone and overwhelmed have come when I’ve slipped back into the habit of looking to the people around me for help, appreciation or validation.
Many of our blessings will come through people. However our Jesus is a very real Person too. And in those moments we feel as though no one is looking out for us- when we feel we’re taking care of everyone else but no one’s taking care of us- may we lean on Him.
May we learn to not be so dependent on ourselves. May we be freed from that I have to do this myself orphan syndrome so many of us suffer from.
He IS there. In every one of our moments. And He looks after us even when no one else does.