Life is full of experiences. Back in February, we became parents for the first time. I remember it being early in the morning when we first met Emmett. He was a happy boy but I was expecting a smaller baby not the 10 pound 3 ounce monster that we were given. Despite the shock of his size, it was amazing to see this little human with cute hands, feet, and a full head of hair. Then I realized he was ours. We had this hungry little baby who needed attention and diapers changed. Life was different now and I wasn’t sure exactly what to do.
One of the first nights in the hospital, Emmett didn’t want to sleep. Ann was tired and there isn’t much to do with a baby at 3 am. I wasn’t sure why but I felt like the best thing to do was to walk with him up and down the hallway. This worked and eventually he fell asleep. I felt a sense of accomplishment. I thought that I wasn’t equipped to help him sleep but God proved me wrong.
There are lots of experiences that we face and don’t feel ready or prepared for. We should have hope and confidence though because we have a Father in Heaven who wants and knows how to help us. God gave us His Word, His Son, and the Holy Spirit who all have the purpose of helping us. We read in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
This passage reassures us that Scripture is a source we can go to for all the help we need. We know we can stand on the promises that it makes. It gives us wisdom to grow spiritually and emotionally. When we give God’s word our time, it will help us to grow and take steps in life. The next time you feel unsure, know that you have a guide to help. That guide is the Word of God that we have access to through the Bible. This week I encourage you to seek out the truth of the Word that equips us for life and the works that we do.