Do you ever feel like you deserve a duvet day? I found myself struggling to get out of bed this morning thinking how nice it would be spend the day cocooned and not to have to deal with normal life. This past week I have been finding my mind racing with anxiety and fear for the future. Life seems to be moving so fast I am struggling to catch my breath – it feels like times is slipping through my fingers and the to-do list is out of control. I wish I could wrap myself in a cocoon and rest and just breathe. I once read an article about Tummy Tubs – there are basically a bucket a bit larger than a newborn baby – when filled with warm water the baby will sit in it in the foetal position and feel like they are safe back in their mother’s womb. I found myself wondering if they make adult sized versions – they babies look so content and peaceful.
While we can’t climb back to the shelter of our mothers and places and people of real shelter are far and few between we are promised shelter in one place – in the arms of our heavenly Father.
Psalms 5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Amongst all my anxieties I realise that I am missing out on joy and that makes life (and probably me!) unbearable but God promises that when we seek our shelter in him we also find joy.
So today, although circumstances are still unchanged and time is still marching I away, I choose to seek shelter and joy in the only one who can truly make me feel safe – today I choose to crawl into the lap of my heavenly father.